There’s a plan to get lead out of N.J. water. It could take 10 years and $2B.

October 2019

There’s a new plan for eliminating lead contamination in New Jersey’s water. It just needs 10 years and billions of dollars.

A package of recommendations released on Thursday by Jersey Water Works, a nonpartisan infrastructure advocacy group, calls for sweeping policy changes to address the lead threat in the Garden State.

Gov. Phil Murphy joined the task force at a news conference in Trenton where the plan was unveiled, and embraced the proposals put forward by the task force. In his speech, Murphy announced that he will push for a $500 million statewide bond initiative to address lead contamination.

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