As some of you may have heard through various news sources, last week, New Jersey passed Assembly Bill No. 5343, which requires all water systems to inventory and replace all lead service lines. Although the majority of the service lines at the MPWC are copper, this law requires us to replace customer owned galvanized steel and lead lines.
The timeline for the replacement of the lines is 10 years, the inventory must be completed over the next 60 days. In order to get the most accurate inventory possible of the customer portion of the service line, the MPWC will be sending representatives to certain customers’ homes to determine the customers’ service lines material (copper, plastic, galvanized steel, lead, etc).
Visits will be based on MPWC records, building department records and customer supplied information.
You can help by informing us of the type of water line coming into your property. If you know what kind of pipes you have (copper, plastic, galvanized steel, lead, etc.) you can call our office and report the information to one of our Customer Support Reps.
If you are unsure, you may schedule an appointment with a Service Technician, or you can snap a photo of the pipe coming into the property that connects to your water meter.
Send your photos along with your
property address to: email@example.com
or call us at: 856-663-0043
When visiting your property, MPWC employees will always be in uniform and able to provide identification. All MPWC field employees are vaccinated and will be wearing face coverings.
We thank you for their understanding and your assistance as we work to meet the state’s deadline and continue to provide the best quality water possible!