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Livingston Water Department Presents Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Water Department has released this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which is designed to inform property owners about the quality water and services delivered to them every day.

“Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water,” the department wrote in its report. “We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.”

Vulnerable Populations Statement:

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Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.

These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

To see the full report, which shows the results of water monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017, click HERE.

EPA requires monitoring for more than 80 drinking water contaminants. The Township of Livingston Water Department and New Jersey American Water routinely monitor for contaminants in local drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The tables seen in the report show the results of that monitoring.

The contaminants listed in the tables are the only contaminants detected in your water. The state allows the water department to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of the data, although representative, is more than one year old.

The report contains important information about Livingston's drinking water. Those who do not understand it are urged to have someone translate it for them.

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