Passaic Valley Water Commission Improving after Lead Incident

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Article courtesy of Christie Duffy | November 22nd, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material.

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The Passaic Valley Water Commission provides water for many counties in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, it was found that water treatments plants under it had a water lead level of over 17 parts per billion, whereas the EPA safety standard is 15 parts per billion. Since then, there has been action to move water reservoirs indoors in order to reduce the corrosiveness of drinking water. Decrease in corrosiveness will hopefully see lower concentrations of lead in the water. Read more:

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