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The Benchmark Hub helps utility managers and state leaders dive into the factors that contribute to the need for water infrastructure investment. Here you will find the details, measures, reports, results, and data that we’ve gathered for every water and wastewater system in the state.

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Number of drinking water service lines reported to be made of or contain lead (system-level)

At an individual system level, this metric shows the number of service lines within the drinking water system's service area that are comprised of or contain some level of lead in the utility-owned and/or property-owned sections, based on drinking water system reports submitted to NJDEP in 2019. Generally, service lines refer to the pipes that deliver water from the water main to an individual building.

Note: Most drinking water systems are still in the process of completing inventories of service lines and some reported numbers represent estimates; as of late 2020, the status is not yet known for many lines. Generally, an increase in the number of known lead service lines (LSLs) reported over time indicates positive progress by the water system in identifying LSLs. Generally, a decrease indicates progress in removing LSLs. However, it is important to note that, over the course of one year, the number of known LSLs might increase and some might also be replaced, which could offset the increase. Community water systems submit this information to NJDEP as part of non-regulatory requirements or as requested by the administrative authority. To see more information, visit NJDEP Drinking WaterWatch.

Data Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

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