Opinion: Live in Newark and want to make sure your water is safe? Here’s what you should do.

YVETTE JORDAN / STAR-LEDGER – The greatest gift Newark families could have received this past holiday season was safe drinking water. Unfortunately, due to Newark’s sustained, elevated lead levels, water in every part of the city often remains unsafe to drink without a properly installed and maintained water filter. Any level of lead exposure is unsafe.

City and state officials claim they are doing all that can be done to address Newark’s lead crisis, but recent test results revealed that thousands of households may not be protected because of problems with the installation, use, or maintenance of filters by residents …

Yvette Jordan is a member of the NEW (Newark Education Workers) Caucus and a Newark resident.

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