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Melting snow, road salt causing increased sodium levels in drinking water

Officials with United Water say they have found

Officials with United Water say they have found elevated levels of sodium chloride in customers' drinking water, a side effect of New Jersey's unusually harsh winter. (March 10, 2014 5:36 PM)

Officials with United Water say they have found elevated levels of sodium chloride in customers' drinking water, a side effect of New Jersey's unusually harsh winter.

Experts say road salt is washed into sewers by melting snow. It finds its way into reservoirs and ultimately, drinking water.

Dieticians say the increased salt levels could be potentially dangerous for people on low-sodium...

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