Taking Further Actions Regarding Trenton Water Works
Following this morning’s boil water
advisory from Trenton Water Works and calling for the New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection to take additional response actions (see link), Mayor Kelly Yaede
is calling for two additional actions that she hopes will resolve issues regarding
Trenton Water Works once and for all.
Mayor Yaede has asked Hamilton
Township’s Municipal Attorney to begin the process of providing her with possible
legal actions that the Municipal Government can consider to take against
Trenton Water Works and/or the State of New Jersey, which regulates Trenton
Water Works and drinking water quality.
While legal action is always a
final resort, Hamilton Township was forced to take legal action against Robbinsville
Township this year in order to recoup the $2.8 million that the neighboring
town owes Hamilton taxpayers for sewer service.
State Reimbursement Fund
Mayor Yaede will be requesting a
State Government reimbursement fund, where residents and businesses can recoup
damages that result from public utilities that are regulated by the State
Government. In terms of Trenton Water
Works, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulates drinking
“The State Government needs to take
decisive action on this issue, once and for all,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede, who
as far back as 2013, called for the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection to take over Trenton Water Works.