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Lead Service Line Information

Lead Service Line Inventory and Replacement Information

To residents of Keansburg, a subcontractor will be accompanied by a staff member from the Public Works Department to identify service lines in homes with crawl spaces. Make sure to look out for our flyers this week that we will be posting up! If you would like to see which streets they will be visiting, please look at our list here.

The Borough of KEANSBURG was selected to be 1 of the 10 communities chosen by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to participate EPA Lead Service Line Accelerator Pilot Program, designed to help small communities identify and Get the Lead Out of drinking water pipes.  The Borough needs your help!  If you can access your drinking water meter and complete the survey, use the QR code belowIf you need help or would like to make an appointment to have your material identified, please call Steve Ussman, 732.787.3903.

In July 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L.2021, Ch. 183, which requires community water systems in New Jersey to identify all lead service lines, provide public notification regarding the presence of all lead service lines, and replace all lead service lines by 2031. The law includes a requirement for community water systems to notify residents who have lead service lines.

HELP US HELP YOU! Scan the QR code or press on this link to show us what your pipes are made of in your home!

A service line is where a portion of a pipe that connects the public water main to your home. The part up to the property line is usually a system-owned service line and may have been replaced by the water utility. The rest of the service line from the property line to your home is considered private property and the homeowner’s responsibility.

These service lines can be classified as one of the following:

Why lead is a problem and how it can enter your drinking water:

Lead exposure can bring a multitude of health concerns for people of all ages, particularly with infants, young children, and pregnant women. As many other aging cities and water systems, older homes and buildings are likely to have lead service lines. Lead can enter by leaching from the pipes (aka your service line) and contaminate your water. Usually, homes with high acidity or low mineral water content can corrode pipes and faucets.

Here are some more helpful links to understand about lead service line replacement:

EPA’s Quick Check for Lead

NPR’s guide to finding the lead pipes in your home.

LSLR Collaborative’s article Introduction to Lead and LSLR

More information on the impact of lead in drinking water can be found on the NJ DEP website.

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