Filter Deployment Program
The City of Newark has initiated a program to distribute over 40,000 NSF Certified water filters to Newark residents. The Department of Water & Sewer Utilities has set up distribution centers throughout the city and is delivering filters door-to-door. Please read the public notice and watch the conference for additional information.
This program aims to supply water filters to single-family and multi-family homes that are supplied from the Pequannock Water System and have lead service lines or interior copper piping with lead solder. Large structures that are not served by lead service lines, such as apartment buildings and condominiums, as well as residential housing developments and homes built after 1986, are not covered under this program. Households in the Wanaque Water System, the blue shaded area of the map on the right, also do not require a filter under this program.
To reduce your lead exposure, the city recommends you clean the aerators on unfiltered faucets every 3 to 4 weeks. Newark is offering free water testing upon request. Please contact the Department of Water & Sewer Utilities at (973) 733-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule testing.
Filter Pick-up Locations
Tuesday-Friday 11am to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 6pm
Boylan Recreation Center – 916 South Orange Avenue
Vince Lombardi Center of Hope – 201 Bloomfield Avenue
Hayes Park West Recreation – 179 Boyd Street
John F. Kennedy Recreation Center – 211 West Kinney Street
St. Peter’s Recreation Center – 378 Lyons Avenue
Monday-Sunday 8am to 8pm
Water & Sewer Facility – 239 Central Avenue
Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Department of Health and Community Wellness – 110 Williams St.
What do I need to bring with me to get a filter or replacement cartridge at a pick-up location?
If you are visiting one of our seven locations across the city to obtain a filter or cartridges, please bring the following with you:
Identification – a driver’s license or government-issued ID
Tenants/renters must provide Proof of Residency – a lease agreement, utility bill, cable bill, etc.
If possible, bring photos of your kitchen sink faucet so we can determine the type of filter to provide you.