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HMUA Service Line Information

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead is not normally found in drinking water at the source. Typically, lead gets into your drinking water from the service lines, plumbing and fixtures that contain lead. As a result of corrosion, lead and other metals from the pipes slowly dissolve into the water. Many factors affect the amount of lead that leaches into the water, including lead content of pipes, fixtures, and solder, along with water temperature, pH and hardness. Lead is associated with adverse health impacts even at low levels, particularly in infants and children.

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Check Your Service Line Material

Screen shot of Service line in Hackettstown

The State of New Jersey has required that all public community water systems provide an inventory of service line materials on both the utility and customer sides, and make that inventory available to the public.

This inventory is available through the following ESRI link:

Frequently Asked Questions

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