ADVISORY: Elevated Lead Levels found in Water (Free Water Quality Testing Available) Updated
Published on Feb 11, 2019 at 09:23p.m.
Elevated lead levels were found in water in some homes in Bergen & Hudson County. The likely source of lead in drinking water is from the service line that extend from the water mains to the homes/businesses and from lead fixtures in customer homes. The lead service lines owned by the utility represent approximately 5% of their system as well as goosenecks (short pieces of flexible piping) which represent 15% of their system. To prevent lead from leaching into the water, SUEZ is utilizing a corrosion control program. Since it will take time to test their corrosion control and remove lead lines, SUEZ is providing the following information:
- Notifying all customers in their system directly by letter
- Free water quality testing to any customer served by a lead service line
- A water filter that removes lead will be provided to a customer (however, if those test results are above the government standard)
Customers can find out if they may be served by a lead service line by checking their online account at: www.mysuezwater.com/njwq, visiting www.suezwq.com, calling customer service center at 800-422-5987 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. SUEZ customer representatives are available to answer questions including those about lead lines and testing.