Elevated lead levels found in drinking water in Bergen, Hudson county homes

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Elevated lead levels have been found in the drinking water of some homes in Bergen and Hudson counties, prompting the Suez water company to investigate whether corrosion controls are working, the company announced Wednesday.

The company found high levels of the toxic metal in 16 of 108 homes it tested in the second half of 2018 — the most the company has ever recorded.

Suez did not immediately identify which towns the homes are in but said it was widespread throughout its service area of 200,000 homes and businesses …

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