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Replacement of Unsafe Lead Service Lines Delayed by Pandemic’s Economic Fallout

Replacement of Unsafe Lead Service Lines Delayed by Pandemic’s Economic Fallout

Much of New Jersey looks like it will have to wait a lot longer to replace hundreds of thousands of lead service lines fouling up drinking water supplies across the state with unsafe levels of lead.

The Murphy administration says it faces a potential $10 billion shortfall in the state budget and it needed to eliminate $80 million in funding it hoped to secure to begin replacing the 330,000 lead service lines in New Jersey.

NRDC Report on National Lead Contamination in Water

Many lead service line replacement programs are projected to take up to 10 years to complete.
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