An Update on New Jersey Opinions on the State of Our Water Systems, the Environment, and Infrastructure

Jersey Water Works and New Jersey Future today released the results of a survey of 1,176 New Jersey residents that indicate that residents continue to believe that securing clean, safe drinking water should be the top environmental priority for the governor and Legislature.

The survey, an abridged follow up to one conducted in 2017, shows that concern about lead in drinking water has remained steady with over three-quarters of the respondents indicating that removing lead from water is a top priority. Fully 90 percent respondents said investing in repairing pipes and infrastructure is a “top” or “important” priority. Additionally, residents continue to worry about the quality of their drinking water, and over a third indicated that they prefer to drink bottled water over the water from their faucets.