I wanted to take this opportunity to respond to a recent article in the Burlington County Times about the city’s water system. First, I believe there are several factual inaccuracies. I further strongly disagree with the notion that the city has not been completely transparent and open during this process. Second, the city does not have lead in its water plant and/or distribution system. As previously discussed, in late December, certain homes tested for a lead exceedance. Upon notification of this, the city took immediate action to notify all residents, undertake an extensive community outreach and education effort (including flyers, fb posts, info on water bills, links on the city website, and public meetings), and adopt a correction action plan to improve services. As part of this correction action plan, homes were re-tested and all results from this second round came back with no lead exceedances.
This is a serious issue and the city wants everyone to understand that we are taking this very seriously. As part of the city’s commitment to delivering clean water, the city will continue to provide educational materials on its website and inside city hall. On June 6th at 5:30pm at Carslake Community Center, the city is hosting a water advisory committee meeting and all are welcome to attend. This will be a great opportunity to attend and ask questions. In the interim, if anyone is interested, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at 609-556-7837. If you are interested in more info, please see the link below: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water
Commissioner Joe Myers
Public Property, Streets & Water
What is Bordentown Doing About Lead Level Exceedance?
Lead Level Testing and What You Should Know
Lead Level Testing and Exceedance Testing Results
Location Map of Lead Exceedances