Is road salt poisoning our drinking water? Two words: Flint, Michigan

Salt truck

AMANDA OGLESBY / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Road salt. Each winter it saves countless lives by keeping roads and sidewalks clear of ice and snow, but there’s increasing awareness it is also corroding water lines and putting dangerous lead into tap water across New Jersey.

Salt levels are rising in water systems in the snowiest parts of the United States, but in New Jersey the risk of it eroding lead from pipes is high because of the state’s aging housing stock and extensive system of lead service lines …

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