SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Village Trustee Howard Levison will be resigning from the Board of Trustees on Monday to pursue a position with the South Orange Water Utility, Levison told TAPinto SOMA on Thursday.

Levison applied to be the water utility administrator for the utility, which started three years ago and three years after two men from the East Orange Water Commission were indicted for allegedly conspiring to hide that there were increased levels of tetrachloroethene in the drinking water that goes to South Orange and East Orange homes. The water utility is a department with the village

Levison has been chair of the South Orange water utility since it started. Levison said he would be doing much of the same work in the part-time administrator role that he did when he was chair of the utility.

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“It’s about fixing those critical components in the infrastructure – the water, telephone and electric. Without new and strongly-functioning infrastructure, we can’t attract people to the village,” Levison said.

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