Important information about lead in the city of Newark’s drinking water

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As has been previously reported, recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by the city of Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities has found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings served by the Pequannock system. Although the primary sources of lead exposure are lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10 to 20 percent of a person’s potential exposure to lead may come from drinking water.

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