Take Action Against Lead
Jersey Water Works recognizes that not only modern, robust water infrastructure but also an informed public are crucial for the health of our children, our communities and ultimately our economy. In this section of our lead resource library, we provide steps residents can take to limit their risk to exposure to lead in drinking water. Click here for an introduction to the full Lead Resource Library.
Lead in Newark’s Drinking Water: Recommendations for Residents (Natural Resources Defense Council)
NRDC offers some recommendations for Newark residents to protect themselves from dangerous lead levels in their water.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released this straightforward list detailing how to prevent lead poisoning in the home from all sources, not just drinking water.
The Environmental Protection Agency answers frequently asked questions about immediate actions to take to reduce lead in drinking water in your home. Definitions to relevant terms are also provided.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (NJ DOH)
The NJ Department of Health website provides detailed information on how to prevent your child from getting lead poisoning, how to screen for lead, and case management for a lead poisoned child. It includes links to online educational and environmental resources as well as contact information for community based educational resources.
This article includes information about home water filtration devices including effectiveness, maintenance, best models and cost. It provides links to further information about home water filters and a video about how lead gets into our home. March 2016.
Certified Lead Evaluation Contractors (NJ Department of Community Affairs)
This spreadsheet provides contact information for certified residential lead testing contractors around New Jersey. June 2016.
The Lead Service Line Replacement collaborative’s goal is to accelerate voluntary lead service line replacement in communities across the United States. This site provides information to help communities facilitate full LSL replacement.
Recent Tools & Resouces
- An Update on New Jersey Opinions on the State of Our Water Systems, the Environment, and Infrastructure
- Federal Funding Sign On Letter to the New Jersey Congressional Delegation
- Jersey Water Works Comments on the Long Term Control Plans
- NJ Water Workforce Training Program Inventory
- Wells of Opportunity: Training Residents and Prioritizing Local Hiring for Water Infrastructure Projects in Newark