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Ridgewood Water asks for 3% rate hike – What we & some others nearby will now pay for water

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Ridgewood NJ, here’s a comparison of costs for Ridgewood Water vs. water supplied to residents of several nearby municipalities. Summary listing and full details may be found below:

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Navigating the Depths: A Look into Ridgewood Water Infrastructure Maintenance

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Ridgewood NJ, the intricate network of water infrastructure remains largely unseen, yet its importance to everyday life cannot be overstated. Recently, Ridgewood Water’s Distribution Crews were on full display, showcasing the dedication and skill required to maintain this “hidden infrastructure” while ensuring uninterrupted service for residents.

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New Groundwater Treatment System Planned for Superfund site at Westmoreland Well Field in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, plans for a new groundwater treatment system that will remove toxic substances 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and PFOS from four closed Fair Lawn wells is moving forward, with full completion slated for 2025.

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Drink Beer a Safer Alternative than Water

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the “coalition brewing” beer was considered safer to drink than water due to a combination of factors, although it is important to note that this perception may not apply universally across all time periods and cultures. Here are a few reasons why beer was sometimes considered safer:

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EPA to Address treatment plan for Removing PFOS and PFOA Contamination at the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund Site

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn residents are invited to attend a public availability session on Thursday, July 27 for an update on the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site, including a plan under
review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to build a state-of-the-art groundwater treatment plant on 11th Street, in a location adjacent to the existing water storage tank.

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Ridgewood Water PFAS remediation plan slowed due to lack of water conservation ordinances in Glen Rock, Midland Park, & Wyckoff

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos recently revealed that despite efforts on the part of Ridgewood’s governing body, officials in two of the other three municipalities served by Ridgewood Water are steadfastly against the adoption of water conservation ordinances similar to those the Village of Ridgewood has in place.

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Major Court Settlement in “Forever Chemical” Lawsuit Could Impact Ridgewood Water

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Ridgewood NJ, at the Village Council Public Meeting, of February 8, 2023, the Mayor and Council unanimously approved two bond ordinances to fund the next phases of the PFAS Treatment Master Plan.  The companion funding ordinances of $42 million and $18.5 million will facilitate borrowing through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank for the four largest PFAS treatment facilities and the associated raw water mains to connect satellite wells to each treatment facility.  These treatment facilities, producing upwards of 11.5 million gallons per day of PFOA and PFOS free water, will be located in Wyckoff, Midland Park and Glen Rock.  A total of 10.4 miles of raw water main will be constructed to connect offsite wells to each treatment facility, raising the total amount of wells treated at all four facilities to thirty three.  Ridgewood Water currently has PFAS treatment online for seven wells and will be adding an eighth well this summer.

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Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Water Softener

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If you’re looking for a way to improve the quality of your water, you may have considered purchasing a water softener. Water softeners are designed to reduce hardness in water, which can cause scale buildup on plumbing fixtures and appliances. This can be beneficial for both preventing damage from hard water and improving the taste of your drinking supply. 

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Top Interesting Things You Should Know About Water Treatment

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One of the most important processes in our lives is water treatment. Without it, we would not have access to clean and safe drinking water. From city-wide systems to small-scale home treatments, there are a number of ways that water can be treated for use. Here are four interesting facts about water treatment that you may not know.

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Reader says , “Don’t drink Ridgewood Water’s kool-aide”

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“According to the latest mailing, “Ridgewood Water has been aware of PFOA and PFOS detections and has sought to educate our customers for years…” So shame on me that I finally realized that we have been paying to be poisoned. We have been and will be forced to pay this Village owned company for its contaminated and unsafe water.”

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Ridgewood Water Virtual Information Session on PFOS/PFOA in the Drinking Water

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Ridgewood NJ, on October  5th ,Ridgewood Water gave a presentation on  PFOS/PFOA :

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Reasons Why You Might Need to Get Your Pipes Relined

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One of the most important aspects that you have to be mindful of when maintaining your home is your plumbing. The plumbing runs all throughout your home, and any trouble or problems with it could lead to significant costs in repairs and damages. One solution you need to consider for certain problems is relining, as this can ensure your pipes are usable for the foreseeable future. Here are some reasons you might need your pipes relined. 

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Is Your Drinking Water Safe? Here Are 6 Ways To Find Out

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First of all, relax, this is really not as technical as it sounds. You don’t have to get a degree in “water safety measures” to be able to check the safety status of your drinking water; you just need to read a lot of reports. 

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Ridgewood Water will hold virtual Water Quality Open Houses on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:30pm, and on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 12:00pm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water customers will be receiving a Public Notification Supplement in the mail. A copy can also be accessed HERE. Should Ridgewood Water customers have any questions, please feel free to contact Customer Service at (201)-670-5520.

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2nd Middlesex County Water Inspector Arrested for Submitting false water samples for testing

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South River NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that the former licensed operator of the South River Water Department, the public drinking water system for South River Borough in Middlesex County, pleaded guilty today to submitting false water samples and records to a lab that tests such samples for coliform bacteria for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Robert Baker, 57, of Mine Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty today to a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a third-degree crime, before Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca Jr. in Middlesex County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Baker be sentenced to 364 days in the county jail and a term of probation. Baker was suspended from his position after he was charged, and he later resigned. He is permanently barred from public employment in New Jersey. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24, but Baker was immediately remanded to custody today to begin serving time in the county jail.

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