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Turf Fields: “It just boggles my mind that people are still considering using this stuff.”

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Ridgewood NJ, artificial turf, made with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), known as “forever chemicals,” poses significant health risks due to its toxicity. PFAS can permeate the body through skin absorption, inhalation, ingestion, or open wounds, as reported by the Guardian.

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Ridgewood ,Worried that your private well will be contaminated by the proposed artificial turf field at Schedler?

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Village Manager Keith Kazmark had a rather tactless suggestion for a West Saddle River Road resident whose water supply comes from a privately owned well.

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Study: Athletes likely to have Higher Levels of PFAS after Play on Artificial Turf Fields

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Ridgewood NJ, New research suggests that athletes who engage in sports on artificial turf may be exposed to higher levels of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” than before participating in the activity, adding to concerns about the safety of this widely used material.

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New York State Takes a Stand: Artificial Turf Ban Signals Shift Towards Sustainable Practices

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Ridgewood NJ, in a landmark move towards environmental sustainability, New York State has officially banned the use of artificial turf. The ban, set to go into effect in late 2024, marks a significant step towards reducing the use of harmful materials and promoting the use of eco-friendly alternatives.

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Ridgewood Water Answers Questions

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water on hosted an informative Open House on Monday October 16th. The team is committed to transparency, openness and easy access to information concerning our water service. Members of the public from all 4 municipalities serviced by Ridgewood Water  came out, asking questions and getting some answers.

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Ridgewood Water to Host Two Open Houses

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Ridgewood Nj,  Ridgewood Water will host an Open House event will be at the Ridgewood Public Library at 125 North Maple Avenue from 6 to 8pm, October 16th. The first of two Open Houses the second will be on October 24th at the Midland Park Fire House Social Hall 45 Witte drive Midland Park from 6 to 8pm. Ridgewood Water will discuss the PFAS service charge, lead pipes and other pressing issues.

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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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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Vagianos Addresses the 2023 Budget, Schedler Park, and Ridgewood Water

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Dear Neighbors,

Spring is here and things are starting to green up in Ridgewood. With the warmer weather around the corner, preparations are being made for the return of the Pedestrian Plaza in our central business district beginning June 3. The Village is looking forward to a summer of welcoming families to Ridgewood Avenue to enjoy our local restaurants and shops, bringing foot traffic to the heart of our community.

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Ridgewood Water: New Study Suggests US Freshwater Fish Highly Contaminated with PFAS

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Ridgewood NJ, eating just one serving of freshwater fish each year could have the same effect as drinking water heavily polluted with “forever chemicals” for an entire month, a new study finds.The equivalent month long amount of water would be contaminated at levels 2,400 times greater than what’s recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water health advisories, according to the study, published Tuesday in Environmental Research.

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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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NJ State Board of Education to Promote “Climate Change” Indoctrination yet the States Air and Water remain Among the most Polluted in the Country

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Upper Saddle River NJ, more indoctrination for your kids . First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced that the New Jersey State Board of Education has adopted her initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education across its K-12 learning standards.

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