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Lead Service Line Replacement

In July 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L.2021, Ch. 183, which requires community water systems in New Jersey to identify all lead service lines, provide public notification regarding the presence of all lead service lines, and replace all lead service lines by 2031. The law includes a requirement for community water systems to notify residents who have lead service lines.

Gloucester Township needs your help to identify your homes drinking water service line material!

Do you know your water service provider?

If you can access your drinking water meter and complete the survey, please select your water service provider below:

Aqua New Jersey

Scan the QR code or press on this link to complete the survey.

View the Aqua NJ Interactive Map

New Jersey American Water

Fill out NJ American Water’s self-reporting survey here

Check out NJ American Water’s Customer Service Line Material Map here

A service line is where a portion of a pipe that connects the public water main to your home. The part up to the property line is usually a system-owned service line and may have been replaced by the water utility. The rest of the service line from the property line to your home is considered private property and the homeowner’s responsibility.
These service lines can be classified as one of the following:

  • Lead: a portion of the pipe that is made of lead, which connects the water main to building inlet.
  • Non-Lead: the service line is determined not to be lead or GRR through an evidence-based record, method, or technique.
  • Galvanized Requiring replacement (GRR): a galvanized service line that is or ever was downstream of an LSL or is currently downstream of an unknown service line.
  • Unknown: the service line material is not known to lead, GRR, or non-lead, such as where there is no documented evidence supporting material classification.



Video: What You Need to Know About Lead Service Line Replacement

Why lead is a problem and how it can enter your drinking water:

Lead exposure has a multitude of health concerns for people of all ages, especially with pregnant people, infants, and young children. Lead can enter by leaching from the pipes (aka your service line) and contaminate your water. It can also enter from other plumbing materials and faucets. Usually, older homes are more likely to have lead service lines and interior plumbing and then there are homes with high acidity or low mineral water content that can corrode pipes and faucets.

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