As the city takes steps to overhaul its water supply network, government and industry must follow suit.

The city of Newark recently announced it will use a $120 million loan to fast-track the replacement of lead water pipes that are contaminating residents’ drinking water.

Since the summer, residents have been relying on bottled water after officials found that city-supplied water filters were ineffective—3 percent of 38,000 home tested continued to show elevated lead levels in the tap water, despite the use of filters. (The city had distributed free bottled water but stopped the program October 8.)

 

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