Important Information About Lead In Your Drinking Water

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Educational Pamphlet

The City has released an educational pamphlet providing helpful information for all residents and summarizing what is being done to protect public health. In this flyer, you can find information on:

  • Health effects of lead

  • Sources of lead

  • Steps you can take to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water

  • What the City is doing

  • How to test your water for lead

For More Information

Call us at (973) 697-5458 or explore this website to learn more about service line replacement and water filters. For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit EPA' s website at, call the National Lead Information Center at 800-424-LEAD or Safe Drinking Water Act hotline at 1-800-426-4791, or contact your health care provider.

You can consult a variety of sources for additional information. Your family doctor or pediatrician can perform a blood test for lead and provide you with information about the health effects of lead.

Local government agencies that can be contacted include:

  • City of Newark Department of Water & Sewer Utilities
    (973) 697-5458

  • City of Newark Department of Engineering, Office of Uniform Construction Code
    (973) 733-3695

  • City of Newark Department of Health & Community Wellness
    (973) 733-5323