Legislators note slow progress on state’s water quality management law

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS – Lawmakers expressed disappointment Tuesday with the response to the state’s new water quality management law during a hearing in Trenton that took place as Newark residents are drinking bottled water and homeowners across the state have water safety concerns.

The 2017 Water Quality Accountability Act established new requirements for 287 of the state’s public water systems to improve the safety, reliability and administrative oversight of their infrastructure. But compliance thus far has been uneven, members of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee found out …

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