Scotland Road improvements begin this month

Scotland Road improvements begin this month

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Long-awaited improvements to Scotland Road, a county road in South Orange, will begin with the recent award of a contract to Colonnelli Brothers, who are set to break ground in late May to replace the water main that runs the length of the roadway. The South Orange Water Utility and its […]

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end

NJAW’s temporary scheduled treatment change to end

CAMDEN, NJ — On April 21, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. In mid-February, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for […]

Belleville receives $334,760 through CDBG program

Belleville receives $334,760 through CDBG program

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. Belleville received $334,760 for water main and valve replacement in various locations. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded […]

Grewal calls on EPA to toughen rule governing lead exposure

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined nine other attorneys general in calling on the Trump administration to better safeguard the drinking water of communities in New Jersey and across the country by toughening a set of proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, the nation’s primary drinking water regulation for lead. In […]

‘New World Water’ at the Walsh Gallery

‘New World Water’ at the Walsh Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Walsh Gallery presents “New World Water,” a group exhibition that examines humanity’s relationship with water through the lens of contemporary art. The exhibition will be on view from Nov. 4 to Dec. 13, with an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Seton Hall University, […]

WSOU collects water to assist newark residents

WSOU collects water to assist newark residents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — While problems with Newark’s residential water filters were recently addressed, pregnant women and children younger than 6 years are still being advised to avoid drinking city water, even if it has been filtered, and to use bottled water instead. The city, home to 285,000 residents, has only two distribution centers for […]

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

NEWARK, NJ — Junior Leagues from across New Jersey united as one Junior League to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by elevated lead levels in their drinking water. Each of the eight New Jersey Junior Leagues raised funds that went toward the bulk purchase of bottled water. Together at St. […]

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations, according to an NJAW press release. The company tested 14 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe […]

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

N.J. Junior Leagues unite to support Newark during its water crisis

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills has united with Junior Leagues across New Jersey, including the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by the current water crisis. As of August 2019, both the city of Newark and the Environmental […]

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

Freeholders pass bond ordinance to help Newark solve its water crisis

NEWARK, NJ — During an emergency Freeholder meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to approve a bond ordinance allocating $120 million dollars, which will enable the city of Newark to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes.  The action supports […]

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