LIVINGSTON, NJ — To the Members of the Livingston Community:

You received a letter approximately two weeks ago regarding a water violation. A critical fact that the letter did not address is that our water is safe.

The letter, which was filled with technical information, was sent without prior review and approval by the Township Council and Township Manager. This was an error in procedure and protocol that has already been addressed and rectified.

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There was a positive test that certain bacteria were present in the water. We believe that the presence of bacteria was caused by a very large water main break just days prior to the test. Water main breaks stir up sediments in the pipe so this is not an uncommon occurrence. Subsequent water samples were negative for these bacteria.

Once again, the procedures and protocols within our Water Department have been reviewed and updated.

We apologize for any and all concern or worries that this letter caused to the Livingston community. Your safety and the safety of our water supply are of the utmost importance to all of us.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Township Manager Michele Meade at 973-992-5000 x #5306 or or Mayor Michael Silverman at

Very truly yours,


Michael M. Silverman, Mayor

Al Anthony, Deputy Mayor

Rudy Fernandez

Shawn Klein

Ed Meinhardt