‘We are not done’: As lead levels drop in NJ drinking water, Suez plans to replace more pipes

Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Lead levels in Bergen and Hudson county drinking water fell below an important federal threshold for the first time since the dangerous metal spiked in late 2018, according to the latest data submitted to state regulators.

Tests conducted by Suez water company in the second half of 2019 showed lead at 11.2 parts per billion — a drop from two consecutive testing periods when levels were above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 15 parts per billion threshold for action …

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