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Contact us: (201) 365-6189 or leadfreejc@jcmua.com

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Jersey City is taking proactive steps to protect residents by replacing all lead service lines over the next decade through the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority’s new Lead Free JC Program.

Jersey City's water is safe.

Jersey City’s water is tested regularly and continues to be in compliance with all state and federal lead levels. However, many older homes were built with lead pipes connecting them to the city’s water systems. That’s why the JCMUA is launching this new program to proactively remove all lead service lines, before there is any threat to residents’ health.

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Up to 10 million households in the United States have lead pipes and service lines, and there are an estimated 350,000 lead service lines in New Jersey, among the highest of any state. Local, state and federal governments throughout the country are acting now to remove lead service lines.

Lead is a
national issue.

What does this mean for you?

Beginning in February 2022, all residents with known lead service lines will receive a certified letter notifying them that they currently have a lead service line that will be replaced as part of this ten year program.

Jersey City MUA expects to replace over 1,000 lead service lines per year. Properties will be prioritized based on factors including but not limited to the targeting of known lead service lines, lead service line replacement for disadvantaged consumers and populations most sensitive to the effects of lead, in accordance with federal regulations. 

All properties with known lead services lines will be automatically scheduled for replacement over the next 10 years. If you have questions or concerns, call JCMUA’s dedicated customer support line at (201) 365-6189 or email leadfreejc@jcmua.com

Look up your address here:

Check the map above to look up your address and see if your service line material is identified. If your address is listed as "Unknown", please help us to identify the material by following these step by step instructions. It's a simple process that only takes a few minutes.

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General questions about the Lead Free JC program

More information about the folder you received in the mail

How to
get in touch with the JCMUA

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