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Reader asks ,“What did they get out of it for lying so freely?”

“All these problems that the Village has been denying would occur are almost here. The fact that the official people in Ridgewood would constantly parrot the builders quotes when it was obvious to even a child that all these additions would include a massive influx in needs for all our services. As someone stated “What did they get out of it for lying so freely?” Paul got his first state political appointment which he hopes will lead to bigger and better things. Our present Mayor changed to becoming a real estate agent and all these new developments will benefit him. What was gained by the others happily rushing into this? Will they all be gone when reality sets in? They all HAD to know what would be the reality of all this development. What did they gain by their massive pretend ignorance?”

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Reader says ,”The continuing inability for Ridgewood Water to not be able to deliver product is amazing”

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“The continuing inability for Ridgewood Water to not be able to deliver product is amazing and a failure of this town leadership for years. The water that is delivered to our homes rivals many third world countries in quality, hardness, and contaminants. The water is off the charts in hardness and multiple times worse then surrounding town. The infrastructure is not being upgraded in terms of piping, etc except when broken etc. There is just no leadership at all.

If my children were still at home I would be organizing a civil suit to fully identify the risks, inaction, and force solutions. We are the only town with never ending restrictions for a sub par product.

BTW How does anyone think we will supply water to the new apartments . No planning at all.”

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Ridgewood Water Reminder Stage II Water Restrictions Remain in Effect.

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Ridgewood Nj, This is a reminder that Stage II water restrictions remain in effect.

Odd numbered addresses may irrigate on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesdays and Sundays only. No irrigation is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. Irrigation shall be performed before 10 am or after 6 pm, to limit evaporation.

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2019 Ridgewood Water Quality Report

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Ridgewood NJ, To view Ridgewood Water’s annual Consumer Confidence Reports click HERE.

We hope you have had an opportunity to read the report and learn about the water quality parameters that we monitor and the contaminants we test for.

Ridgewood Water is a complex water supply system and our Annual Report is similarly complex. Should you have any questions, please call us at 201-670-5521.

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Suez Works to Get the Lead Out

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Haworth NJ, Nineteen crews are working in 11 municipalities in Bergen and Hudson counties this week as part of an aggressive $16 million project by SUEZ to remove the remaining lead service lines from the system.

With multiple crews working in multiple towns six days a week, lead service lines have been replaced in 35 municipalities this year. More than 2,300 lines will be replaced this year. And SUEZ will keep going until all the lead is removed.

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NJ Senator Michael Doherty Warns Pharmaceuticals are poisoning NJ’s water supply

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Trenton NJ, In response to reports demonstrating that the water supply is awash with pharmaceutical pollutants, Senator Michael Doherty (R-Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset) is renewing his call for action on legislation he has long-sponsored to protect families statewide from the harmful effects of consuming contaminated water.

The United States EPA, in a conjunction with Riverkeeper and Cornell University, have confirmed that the Hudson River is heavily-polluted by commonly-prescribed pharmaceuticals such as anti-depressants, blood pressure, and cholesterol medications.

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Gottheimer Calls on State, SUEZ to Address Lead in Water

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GLEN ROCK NJ , Following the tests of elevated lead in the water as reported by NJ.com on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), once again, called for immediate action to address the threat of lead in our drinking water and the serious risks it poses for children and families in the local community.

SUEZ, a major private water utility in the state, said Wednesday they found water samples from multiple customers of its Haworth have shown elevated levels of lead. SUEZ said that 57 municipalities in Bergen and Hudson counties are affected by the tainted water.

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Frigid Weather has Resulted in an Increase in Water Main Breaks around the County

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February 11,2018
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Ridgewood NJ, while Ridgewood Water has been upgrading the pipes in Ridgewood and the rest of its service area you may have noticed addition road work around the county by SUEZ Water North Jersey . According to Suez , “Two weeks of frigid weather has resulted in an increase in water main breaks and SUEZ crews have been working around the clock to make repairs, but did you know that before we can begin digging, we are required by law to wait for mark-outs from other utilities? Locating gas lines, sewer lines, telephone, cable or traffic control systems before we dig ensures the safety of the community, our employees and other responders. When you are impacted by a water main break, please be assured that our crews are working to restore your service as quickly and safely as possible – even in the harshest weather conditions”

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Reader asks Where will the Water Come from for the hundreds of new families’ in the CBD

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No-one seems to want to answer the questions put forth in many prior blogs.
1. Where is the water going to come from to supply the needs of all these new residences? I realize they don’t water but hundreds of new families’ personal uses would probably end up to close to the amount of water the lawns consume. They will also have to have some beautification of lawns and trees which will also require watering.
2. Will residents of other areas using Ridgewood Water also be required to limit outdoor water usage as we do? There has been no such agreement in place up to now. Will we be able to hire summer employees (the old crossing guards?) to drive around Ridgewood in the dawn hours and write down all addresses of lawns being sprinkled in violation of the rules? We all know this goes on!

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State’s water supply master plan short on solutions

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6:04 p.m. ET June 24, 2017

New Jersey’s almost 9 million residents make this state denser than India or Japan. And the population is projected to grow to 10.2 to 10.4 million by 2040. Will we have enough water for our residents, farmers, businesses, industries — and the environment — now and in the future?

That question is front and center following the release of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s draft 2017-2022 update of the New Jersey Statewide Water Supply Plan — the first update in 21 years.

http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/06/24/byers-states-water-supply-master-plan-short-solutions/103150774/