CITY OF NEWARK LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT LOAN CLOSING

NJ I-Bank and NJDEP Helping to Improve New Jersey's Infrastructure, One Project at a Time

The City of Newark recently closed on a $13.5 million construction loan with the NJ Water Bank to complete phase-2 lead service line (LSL) replacement. The City is committed to providing its residents with a safe, clean and reliable supply of drinking water by removing the health risks of lead exposure due to old houses and buildings with LSL.  As water travels through LSLs, corrosion in the pipes introduces lead to otherwise clean water from the City's reservoirs and water treatment plant. The project consists of replacing 1,500 LSLs for single family residences from mains in the street to meters in homes. The project includes excavation, removal of existing LSLs, installation of new one-inch copper water service lines and full restoration to existing conditions including landscaping and paving.

For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.

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