RED BANK, NJ:  For years, Red Bank residents have expressed concern over the quality of their water.

The news about Flint, Michigan and Newark’s water crisis heightened awareness even more. 

Even closer to home was concerns about contamination at the Community Garden located on Marion Street.  To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article that includes the remediation report, click HERE.

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The Borough of Red Bank was notified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Bureau of Water System Engineering, that it completed a technical review of the Borough’s Lead and Copper Sampling Plan.

The NJDEP determined that the submitted plan demonstrates compliance with the requirements of US EPA requirement.  The Plan is valid for five years.

Certain residential properties will be tested for water quality analysis to determine whether there is a potential for lead and or copper from plumbing materials within the homes entering the water supply. 

To view a copy of the plan, click HERE.

TAPinto Red Bank reached out to Alberto Larotonda, a Red Bank resident and a former Inspector  with NJDEP, saying, "The new plan is a major safety correction to previous testing by the borough that ignored the use of lead materials in homeowner water supply lines that were installed by the Water Department itself decades ago, and to a process that illegally tested businesses instead of people's homes. Both NJDEP and town officials have been silent on this fact, of which they are accountable.  The new lead and copper testing was delayed for almost a year as a result of the plan review, of which the process itself and results may still be of concern."

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection maintains a public website, "New Jersey Drinking Water Watch", which publishes testing results, monitoring and compliance information. To view information about the Red Bank Water System, click HERE.

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