Lead in NJ water: Suez to remove 50,000 feet of lead pipes this year in Bergen, Hudson

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – About 25 percent of the lead pipes in Bergen and Hudson counties will be replaced this year under a plan unveiled Thursday by the Suez water company to help reduce high lead levels found in water pouring from the taps of homes last year.

The $15 million project will remove 50,000 feet of lead pipes — the equivalent of 34 Empire State Buildings laid end to end — in more than a dozen towns and cities served by the Paramus-based division of the worldwide company.

“It was important to us to make sure that our customers in these homes know we are doing everything we can for them,” Mark McKoy, vice president and general manager, said in a statement …

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