Update on Trenton Water Works and Recent Notification Letter
Just recently, a
letter from Trenton Water Works (TWW) was required to be mail to all customers.
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and TWW's adherence to
the Administrative Consent Order it signed with the NJDEP required the mailing.
As a courtesy to all Hamilton residents who are served by TWW, we would like to
provide you with this brief summary of the notification.
First, please know
that this is not an emergency issue, but rather is required in
the interest of customers' right to know of a violation. In an emergency issue,
customers would be immediately contacted, such as by an emergency system phone
TWW has not yet
replaced seven percent (7 %) of lead service lines within its service area,
which required the recent notification to be mailed to all TWW customers. While TWW has begun a program to meet the
requirement, the deadline for completion (June 30, 2018) was not met. These
requirements were imposed due to the fact that prior samplings (dating back to
2017) found more than 10 % of sites sampled were greater than the lead action
Additionally, it is
important to note that water that leaves TWW filtration plant is lead free.
Typically, when drinking water comes in contact with service lines and internal
home plumbing, lead may enter drinking water (i.e. when water remains stagnant
in lead plumbing material for long periods of time, such as overnight).
Electronic Copies of
Notification and Enclosed Information Below
TWW is continuing to
work to meet conditions set forth from the NJDEP's ACO and efforts such as
replacing lead service lines and actions to reduce lead exposure.
TWW Lead Replacement Pogram
Replacement Program FAQs
Kelly Yaede has recently met with new Trenton Mayor, Reed Gusciora, and efforts
are taking place to finalize a TWW public meeting that will take place in
Hamilton for the benefit of residents, including to explain the ongoing lead
service line replacement program.