On water, NJ faces a confluence of challenges

Photo credit: (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Oct. 21, 2021: A utility crew places a toxic lead water pipe onto the road after extracting it from an apartment building and under the street in Newark, N.J.

“Is New Jersey facing a perfect storm of challenges to its water supply?

It’s tempting to think so, in light of the state’s declaration last week of a drought watch in response to recent hot, dry weather; a string of boil-water advisories for homeowners; a major water-main break in Newark, and the latest reminder that some parts of the state still harbor industrial pollutants years after they were officially banned.”

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