PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield is collecting bottled water donations to deliver to residents in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, who have been advised to drink bottled water in an effort to avoid lead contamination.

According to TAPinto Newark, bottled water distribution began on Monday at several locations throughout the city, but only for Newark residents of the western half of the city who are serviced by the Pequannock water treatment plant with lead service lines who have received filters. 

A federal district court judge is deciding whether the city of Newark will be compelled to expand its emergency bottled water distribution to include residents of the eastern half of Newark, who are serviced by the Wanaque water treatment plan.

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Donations in Plainfield can be dropped off in the parking lot at City Hall, 515 Watchung Avenue, on Wednesday, August 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Pallets and cases of water will be accepted.

For more information, call 908-753-3082.