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Lead In Water Is 'Far Below' Action Level

Town releases annual Water Quality Report.

The town’s water supply is safe and does not violate any quality standard.

The township released its annual water quality report this week. The pamphlet was mailed to residents this week.

The report stated that the town’s water supply is considered “slightly to moderately hard water.”

The township gets its drinking water from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission.

The commission takes its water from the Wanaque and Monksville Reservoirs.

The concentration of lead in the water leaving the commission’s treatment facility is “far below” action level.

Fluoride is not added to Wayne’s water supply.

Wayne does not perform water testing at private homes or businesses. Residents need to contact a private water-sampling laboratory to have their drinking water tested.

The pamphlet listed several things residents can do to protect Wayne’s drinking water.

  • Do not apply fertilizers to a lawn if heavy rain is predicted.
  • Determine if there are alternatives to fertilizer.
  • When using fertilizer, follow the instructions on how to correctly apply, store, and discard any unused fertilizer.
  • Properly dispose of household cleaning products, garden care products, motor oil, antifreeze, and paints. Don’t pour any hazardous products down a storm drain.

For more information abut the town’s drinking water, call the at 973-694-1800, ext. 3243 or the water division at 973-694-5090, ext. 4217.

— Do you have question or a news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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