SUMMIT, NJ - In light of the lead contamination crisis facing Newark, the City of Summit will conduct a 'Clean Water Drive' on September 11 and 12, encouraging residents to donate wrapped cases of water bottles.

According to published reports in TAPinto Newark, earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed results showing that out of three filters provided to Newark residents by the city to reduce lead in the water to safe levels, two had failed to reduce lead to safe levels.

At the same time, the EPA urged Newark residents to use bottled water for drinking and cooking until the results of the filter testing are fully understood and additional sampling is performed. 

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Newark began bottled water distribution 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.

Wrapped cases of water bottles can be dropped off in the parking lot at Summit's City Hall, located at 512 Springfield Avenue, on September 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and September 12, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.