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
Department of Health and Community Wellness – 110 Williams Street
Department of Water & Sewer Utilities – 239 Central Avenue
Boylan Recreation Center – 916 South Orange Avenue
John F. Kennedy Recreation Center – 211 West Kinney Street
Vince Lombardi Center of Hope – 201 Bloomfield Avenue
St. Peter’s Recreation Center – 378 Lyons Avenue
Hayes Park West Recreation – 179 Boyd Street
Monday-Friday – 11am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday – 11am-6pm
What to Bring
Identification – a driver’s license or government-issued ID
Tenants shall 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