Opinion: Newark will become a model city for eradicating lead threat in water

Baraka and Murphy

MARK DI IONNO / STAR-LEDGER – Here is a headline we have yet to see: “Newark becomes model city for eradicating lead threat in water”

When the city is done replacing all 18,720 lead service lines, it can claim that no city in America has changed as many lines as quickly, through its own financing, with no cost to residents in capital outlay, tax increases or water rate hikes.

And yet …

I recently asked a reporter from a large state media outlet why that story hasn’t been written …

Mark Di Ionno is the interim communications director for the City of Newark and a former Star-Ledger columnist. 

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