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Ridgewood Water Catches Contractor Dumping Contaminated Soil on its Wyckoff Property

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Ridgewood NJ, Northjersey.com has reported that .,”Ridgewood Water says its water supply is safe after catching a contractor dumping contaminated soil on its Wyckoff property.”

Northjersey goes to state in the article that , “A utility employee saw a local contractor on Aug. 20 dumping between four and six loads of soil at the Ames wellfield. According to a statement by Ridgewood Water, the Wyckoff Police Department was immediately notified and is investigating. At the same time, the Ames well was shut down as a precaution.” Interesting when the Ridgewood blog checked the Wyckoff Police blotter , there was no mention of the incident on that or any other date and when we went to the Ridgewood Water website it was off line on September 27th in the evening .We do know how that feels but it seemed an odd coincidence .

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Ridgewood water supply free of lead, utility reports

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Ridgewood water supply free of lead, utility reports

JANUARY 9, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015, 1:21 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — Ridgewood Water has declared that the village water is free of lead — a move made in response to concerns following a 2012 report that showed the chemical had leached into the system.

The utility’s business director, Dave Scheibner, addressed the council this week to allay fears created by the water analysis, which was sent to customers last week.

“The water supplied by Ridgewood Water does not have lead in it,” Scheibner said, adding similar notices were issued in 2012 and 2013.

An analysis determined higher-than-acceptable lead levels in the water, Scheibner said, attributing the spike to homes in the utility’s territory that use plumbing materials that can leach the chemical into the water.

Scheibner made the comments after Catherine Gray, the mother of three children, asked the council whether her children’s health was at risk.

“Our population seems at risk for lead exposure,” Gray said. “We are worried, we are concerned and we are here for answers.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-water-supply-free-of-lead-utility-reports-1.1189353