May 11, 2023

From Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff

NEWARK, NJ — A community activist from Newark recently made a plea to the New Jersey Senate for more funding in the state budget to help replace lead drinking water pipes.

Yvette Jordan – a member of the Newark Education Workers – was one of the Lead-Free NJ members who testified before the Senate and Budget Appropriations Committee in late April. Along with Shereyl Snider of the East Trenton Collaborative, Jordan urged lawmakers to prioritize the replacement of potentially toxic lead service lines across the state.

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