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Ridgewood Water Receives “Our Water’s Worth It” Award Amid Controversy

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Ridgewood NJ, congratulations to Ridgewood Water on receiving the “Our Water’s Worth It” award! This recognition highlights the company’s contributions to water conservation and sustainability efforts. However, the award has raised eyebrows among residents and community members.

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NJ DEP PRESENTS INAUGURAL OUR WATER’S WORTH IT AWARD TO RIDGEWOOD WATER FOR EFFORTS TO CONSERVE WATER AND ADDRESS PFAS

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Ridgewood NJ, Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today presented the first Our Water’s Worth It trophy to Ridgewood Water for its efforts over the years to conserve water and to protect public health by addressing PFAS contamination. Ridgewood Water provides water service to approximately 61,000 consumers in four Bergen County municipalities.

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Ridgewood Water to Remain on a Mandatory Two-day Watering Schedule

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Ridgewood NJ, with an area wide Heat Advisory until Wednesday Director of Ridgewood Water Rich Calbi asks all residents to,

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Schedler neighborhood in the Eye of the Storm of the “The Green Amendment”

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood moves forward with The Green Amendment, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give all New Jersey citizens the basic environmental rights to clear air, clean water, a stable climate and a healthy environment. Exclusion if you live in the Schedler neighborhood. Not to mention Ridgewood Water. @everyone Please listen to this and help the Friends of the Schedler Neighborhood

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Forever Chemicals in N.J. Drinking Water Linked to Man’s Cancer, Lawsuit Claims

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Glen Rock NJ, a New Jersey native, who developed testicular cancer as a teenager, is alleging that his illness resulted from prolonged exposure to harmful, man-made chemicals over two decades, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The man, Scott Ehlbeck, now living in northern Pennsylvania, also claims his son’s autism is connected to his cancer.

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Ridgewood Water Two-Day Lawn Watering Restrictions In Effect

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water, serving Ridgewood, Wyckoff, Glen Rock, and Midland Park, has implemented its regular mandatory two-day-a-week lawn watering restrictions. This measure aims to conserve water and prevent the need for more severe Stage 3 restrictions this summer.

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New Study Reveals PFAS Can Permeate Skin and Enter the Bloodstream

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Ridgewood NJ, new research published in Environment International has proven for the first time that a wide range of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances)—chemicals known for their persistence in the environment—can penetrate the skin barrier and reach the bloodstream.

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Smarter AI Sprinklers Can Offer Solutions and Save Water

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Ridgewood NJ, as the weather heats up, Americans tend to water their lawns more frequently, often resulting in significant water waste. Traditional sprinklers, which lack precision, frequently water not just the lawn but also driveways and sidewalks. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landscape irrigation uses about 9 billion gallons of water per day, with nearly half of that being wasted.

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Ridgewood Water is its own worst enemy – Did unrestricted watering for smart controller users empty the company’s storage tanks?

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Ridgewood NJ, from its inception, our staff said that Ridgewood Water’s plan to allow smart controller users to water on every day of the week was a very, very bad idea (so bad that it was actually preposterous). Those users who don’t own smart controllers are allowed to water only on two days each week.

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Heat Related Water Use May Result in Deployment of Ridgewood Water’s Wells with Higher Levels of PFAS

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Responding to a citizen’s Facebook post regarding Ridgewood Water’s recent request to stop the use of lawn irrigation devices, Ridgewood Water’s Senior Engineer Jill Fasano wrote this about the “enormous amounts of water put on lawns:”

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Lawn Watering Violations Persisted in Ridgewood for Months Despite Numerous Public Information Campaigns

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Ridgewood NJ, what is it about Ridgewood Water’s Stage II watering regulations that property owners just don’t seem to get? Yesterday Ridgewood Water called  for a ban on watering lawns . Members of the blog staff had previously observed watering violations on a daily basis. What is wrong with people; can’t they read?

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More rumors surface about past incidents of Ridgewood Water dumping material at the old Habernickel Farm

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Ridgewood NJ, a former Village of Ridgewood employee previously shared his/her recollections of Ridgewood Water having dumped materials on the Irene Habernickel Family Park property during the park’s initial construction phase. This dumping was said to have taken place on the property’s north side, on a slope overlooking the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook.

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Ridgewood Water Warns of Scammers Using Misleading Sales Tactics on Lead Service Line Removal in Midland Park

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Midland Park NJ, Ridgewood Water has been made aware of potentially misleading contractor behavior surrounding the replacements of Lead Service Lines and the recent legislation acting to motivate homeowners and water systems to get the lead out of household service lines.

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