S 253 Requires public water systems to develop lead service line inventories and replace lead service lines.
S 968 Requires public water systems to provide notice of elevated lead levels in drinking water to customers and local officials; requires landlords to notify tenants of elevated lead levels.
S 253 S 968 NJEA supports developing effective ways to protect students, staff, and community members from the dangers of lead exposure. Without knowing the extent of the problem in our local infrastructure, it is impossible to begin the process of developing ways to protect children from this harmful environmental toxin. This bill begins the process of documenting the extent of the problem and finding ways to reduce lead exposure. Taking these steps will go a long way towards improving the health and safety of children.
NJEA urges you to SUPPORT S253 and S968.