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**Trenton Water Works Update**

8/29/2017
Trenton Water Works update
 
This is message from the Office of Mayor Bert Steinmann on August 29th, 2017. I am calling to give Ewing residents an update on the situation with Trenton Water Works and the notice that was sent out regarding the quality of our drinking water. Ewing has been assured by Trenton Water Works that the drinking water is safe for our residents to use, and all residents can once again use their water normally. Trenton Water Works has stated that they will continue to monitor the water quality and in six months will sample the same locations again to test for the presence of lead. When those results are available Trenton Water Works will make them available to all their customers. For more information visit our website at ewingnj.org or call Trenton Water Works at 609-989-3640. Thank you for your patience during this situation and have a nice night.

Additional information:

Original Notice from Trenton Water Works: Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water
Update from Trenton Mayor Jackson: Statement by Trenton Mayor Eric E. Jackson on the Trenton Water Works

Across Trenton Water Works entire service area, which includes the entire City of Trenton, as well as portions of Hamilton, Ewing, Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, a total of 184 locations were sampled that were considered to be “high risk” areas due to lead-based intakes (i.e. piping and fixtures within properties or household plumbing).  It is possible for lead-based piping and other household plumbing fixtures that exist inside of a property to be a contributing factor for the presence of lead in drinking water.
Property owners also voluntarily participated and provided samples from their individual water output points themselves.    

While 119 locations across the entire service level detected some level of lead, it is important to note that not all of these levels exceeded recommended levels for lead in drinking water.
Based upon the sample results that required letters be sent to all customers across their entire service area, Trenton Water Works must now test further to see if the utility is the source of lead found in these samples. 
Additionally, in 6 months, Trenton Water Works will sample locations again.  At that time, based upon the results, it may be possible for another letter to be sent to all Trenton Water Works Customers.

For Aqua NJ Customers
We have become aware that some Aqua NJ customers inadvertently received this same notice from Trenton Water Works; however, Aqua NJ customers were not affected by this issue (as Aqua NJ was not required to send out this type of notice).

Steps to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water
The letter from Trenton Water Works outlines several ways in which residents can reduce their exposure to lead in drinking water.
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection recommends the following:
·        Flush your pipes before drinking, and only use cold water for cooking and drinking
·        Anytime the water in a particular faucet has not been used for six hours or longer, flush your cold-water pipes by running the water until it becomes cold
Residents can also visit the following sites for more information:
www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/dwc-lead.html
www.epa.gov/lead



 

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