Demand for Independent Lead Water Testing in Elizabeth & Union County and Mandatory Lead Pipe Remediation

Stand with Elizabeth, NJ & Union County residents demanding that our elected officials ensure the safety and integrity of our aged lead-based water system. Stand with us for clean, safe, water!!!

The water crisis in Flint, Chicago, and Washington, DC show us just how vulnerable our water systems can be and how widespread this issue is. Now local communities that receive water from the Newark water system have questions. Is our water safe?

Our local officials want us to believe the water company, a for-profit organization that is incentivized to prioritize profit. With public health and safety at stake, we cannot. 

Independent information from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection shows that we have reason to be concerned. A simple failure by the water company could spell disaster for our families. This could be happening now; but, if Flint, Washington, Chicago, and Newark tell us anything it is that it will happen - it is just a question of when.

Is deferring the cost today worth failing to insure our families safety in the future?

We say no!

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We, the undersigned, demand that the City of Elizabeth offer free independent water testing for lead to every resident of the City of Elizabeth and that this testing must be done by an independent organization without financial or political connection to the City, County, State, or American-Liberty Water.

We further demand that the County of Union offer free independent water testing for lead to every resident of the County of Union who receives part of their water from the Newark water system and that this testing must be done by an independent organization without financial or political connection to the City, County, State, or American-Liberty Water

We further demand that the City of Elizabeth conduct a survey to identify all existing lead-based water service lines in existence in the city and to require remediation, and to offer zero-interest financing to property owners who otherwise could not afford to have lead-based service lines removed due to the cost placed on the property owner.

We further demand that the County of Union conduct a survey to identify all existing lead-based water service lines in existence in the county and to require remediation, and to offer zero-interest financing to property owners who otherwise could not afford to have lead-based service lines removed due to the cost placed on the property owner.

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