Drinking water: 1.5M in NJ served by utilities that failed tests since Flint

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RUSS ZIMMER and ANDREW FORD / APP.COM – Newark isn’t the only place in New Jersey where the purity and safety of drinking water has been called into question.

More than 1.5 million New Jerseyans are served by a utility that has been cited for excessive contaminants since April 2014, when the Flint water crisis was revealed, according to an analysis of U.S. EPA data by USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey.

The data shows that water utilities in the Garden State have racked up at least 226 contamination violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act since Flint became synonymous with tainted tap water and put other water systems under a spotlight …

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