South Orange annual water system flushing begins Sept. 13

South Orange annual water system flushing begins Sept. 13

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As part of the South Orange Water Utility’s annual maintenance program, every hydrant in the village will be tested and flushed beginning on the night of Sunday, Sept. 13, in the northwest section of South Orange and progressing toward completion in the southeast section of the village. Flushing will start each […]

AG sues Trump administration to block EPA rule

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule that restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution, according to a July 21 press release. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section […]

Newark trace lead levels fall below federal allowable levels

NEWARK, NJ — The average lead levels in Newark water have fallen below 15 parts per billion, which is underneath the federal benchmark of acceptable levels, Mayor Ras Baraka and Water and Sewer Utilities Director Kareem Adeem announced July 2. Newark’s latest testing results listed on Drinking WaterWatch show lead levels at 14.1 ppb, which […]

Belleville students create app to detect lead in water

Belleville students create app to detect lead in water

BELLEVILLE, NJ — When one thinks of app creation, Silicon Valley comes to mind. And when one thinks of scientific exploration to solve societal problems, older professors and researchers come to mind. But robotics students at Belleville High School bucked those stereotypes when they created an app that can detect lead in drinking water. This […]

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 […]

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