10 New Jersey communities given $15 billion to replace lead service lines
Ten communities across New Jersey are getting help from the Biden-Harris administration to speed up the process of lead service line replacement projects.
As part of EPA's Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators program, Blackwood, Camden, Clementon, East Newark, Harrison, Keansburg, Keyport, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Ventnor are working hand-in-hand with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of New Jersey to get the lead out.
The communities are receiving water technical assistance (WaterTA) to identify lead pipes in their water systems, access infrastructure funds, and develop plans to replace lead pipes that pose risks to human health.
"Any amount of lead in our nation's drinking water infrastructure is a threat to the health and well-being of American residents and families," Sen. Bob Menendez said in a statement. "As home to some of the oldest water infrastructure in the nation, I have fought tirelessly to secure the federal funding necessary to continue replacing New Jersey's lead service lines and modernizing drinking water pipes in communities across the state."