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Parsippany asks the public to check their homes for lead pipes

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Parsippany officials have urged residents and business owners to participate in an investigation of their water lines. The survey will contribute to New Jersey’s efforts to eliminate lead pipes from its water supply by 2031.

“Your participation is needed”, the municipality website said. “Residents and business owners will soon receive a survey in the mail from our water utility asking customers to identify the water pipe material serving their home or business.”

See the inquiry form here.

The township water utility web page also includes a link to the instructions to check the pipes and submit the survey results.

Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of laws last July that will require hundreds of community water systems in new jersey replace their lead service lines within the next decade.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced in February that 186,830 lead service lines had been identified throughout New Jersey. New Jersey Water Systems were required to notify residents, non-paying consumers (including tenants), and any offsite owner of a property when they are known to be served by a service line in lead by February 21.

Read more: Lead pipe replacement underway in 180,000 NJ homes and businesses

Many residents received a letter that looks like this. Learn which system serves your city or town here. Learn more about the statewide replacement effort here.

With reporting by Eric Kiefer/Patch Staff