Water Clean Up Continues in NJ

This year, New Jersey has made progress in removing contaminants from the drinking water by upgrading antiquated storm drains in 21 cities. Newark has replaced most of the main lines contaminated with lead dust that serves drinking water to thousands of people. Additionally, New Jersey took legal action against companies that leaked chemicals into local water and soil. These advances suggest a growing public awareness of, and support for, renewing the state’s aging water infrastructure following decades of neglect.

In 1991, the EPA issued a regulation to control lead and copper in drinking water. This regulation is called the Lead Copper Rule (also known as the LCR). Since 1991, there have been several revisions to the LCR.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

To address additional problems of high levels of lead in New Jersey drinking water, Newark distributed water filters to residents last year. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency warned that even with the distributed filters, they still found high levels of lead in the drinking water. .

The EPA advises New Jersey residents to stop drinking tap water and urges the city to provide bottled water (although the solution also poses a problem when the town finds out what is in the water. The expiration date, The best solution is currently using Reverse Osmosis Water Filters, Alkaline Drinking Filter which remove the LEAD and COPPER).

Lead and Copper may cause health problems

Aging plumbing is the leading cause for high levels of Lead and Copper being found in our drinking water. In 1991, the EPA established the Lead Copper Rule so water companies have a standard to follow regarding safe drinking water. If Lead levels exceed 15ppb and if Copper exceeds 1.3ppm in local water, then local customers need to be informed of the measures they can take to protect themselves. While the cost to fix these issues can be astronomical for a water company to address, a local consumer can take more affordable measures by installing a Reverse Osmosis filter direct in their home. Reverse Osmosis is the only filter system that actively removes Lead & Copper.

If you are concerned about Lead & Copper in your water, contact Aqua Chill New Jersey for a FREE LEAD Test. Also, you can visit EPA gov site for furthermore information.

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