Newark Offers Bottled Water To Residents Amid Ongoing Lead Contamination Issues

Newark, New Jersey, began handing out bottled water to residents Monday after officials discovered filters installed to reduce lead contamination in the city’s tap water were not functioning as expected.

The city has been struggling to curb elevated levels of lead in its water supply for nearly three years, handing out over 38,000 lead-safe water filters to residents since 2018 and installing a new corrosion control treatment system in May.

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