Important information about lead in the city of Newark’s drinking water 



Initial test results on August 9 have shown that a small sample of PUR® water filters provided to the city of Newark may not be removing lead to the low levels expected by city, state and federal officials. At this time, the city is aware of only two residences where PUR® water filters are not working as expected. Out of an abundance of caution, the city is notifying residents that three filters may not be working as expected as it continues to test filters and filtered water to assess why the water filters in those two homes were not working as expected.

Call the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities at 973-733-6303 or visit to find out how to get your water tested for lead.

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