The Press of Atlantic City
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Last month the Legislature passed and Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law requiring water systems in New Jersey to inventory how many potentially harmful lead pipes they have.
That’s a good idea, as we urged such an inventory a couple of years ago. Lead service pipes can leach the toxic metal into water if it isn’t properly treated. Newark is almost done replacing 20,000 lead lines after such problems in Flint, Michigan, brought attention to its lead problem.
The law also requires that all lead and galvanized metal pipes be replaced within a decade. That’s a worthwhile goal but a costly one -- more than $2 billion statewide. The question is who will pay this steep cost.
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