Water main break on Warren Court in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village announced on its website today, Aug. 5, that emergency crews are on Warren Court for a water main break. The entire street will experience a water outage for approximately four to seven hours, and surrounding residents may experience low pressure or no water.

Drought watch issued for most of Northern New Jersey

NJDEP urges residents to conserve water as dry conditions persist

TRENTON, NJ — As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced July 25. The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to conserve water; residents elsewhere in the state are asked to practice […]

Maplewood lays out this summer’s water main rehab project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New Jersey American Water began conducting 2016 water system improvements in Maplewood Township earlier this summer. This work includes cleaning and lining of water mains. The work will continue through September, according to a recent release from the township. The work will take place on Valley Street between Tuscan Road and Millburn […]

South Orange has contracted with FSC Leak Detection

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has contracted with FSC Computerized Water Main Leak Detection company to locate any leaks within the village’s water system, according to a recent release. They will be using sophisticated technology on fire hydrants and water valves in front of properties by attaching a series of computerized sound correlators and […]

South Orange continues to investigate PFOA in H20

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A likely carcinogen was detected a few months ago in 12 New Jersey water systems at rates above the state’s guidance level, according to a list compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection, and South Orange’s Well No. 17 is among those which — at one point or another, since testing […]

Sewer bill increase leaves many residents frustrated

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many residents are expressing frustration over the fact that the West Orange’s $350 sewer bill is $100 more than last year’s due to a new charging structure implemented by the township, though Mayor Robert Parisi said community members would actually still be paying that amount in a different form had the […]

Payne, Rice, Baraka call for testing for lead in school drinking water

NEWARK, NJ – Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr., Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and state Sen. Ronald L. Rice had a press conference on Monday, April 11, at the LeRoy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark to call for lead testing in schools’ drinking water and to urge Congress to pass Payne’s TEST for […]

Village moves forward with contract to switch to NJAW

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village held a public hearing March 21 regarding the 10-year operations and maintenance contract it will be entering into with New Jersey American Water, which will be providing South Orange’s water instead of the East Orange Water Commission beginning Jan. 1, 2017. The village made the decision to switch from […]

Public, EO Council discuss water safety concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The recent revelations from the Newark public schools regarding elevated lead levels in students’ drinking water was a hot topic at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 14. “I heard you talking about water and it made me nervous, because I saw Steve Harvey’s show today on Flint, […]

Mayor Baraka leads on battle against lead in schools

NEWARK, NJ — In his state of the city address on Tuesday, March 15, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a long-term solution to fix the city’s problems with lead in their drinking water at 30 schools. The recent discovery of dangerous lead levels in Newark public schools’ drinking water threatens human health and Jeff […]