Sign up for a home visit of the Mobile Lead Testing Unit! If you're a resident of Newark over 18 years old, you can sign up for a Newark Water Coalition volunteer to come to your home and test for lead exposure from paint, soil, dust and water. A NWC volunteer will spend about 30 minutes collecting samples and then ask you to answer a quick survey about your household demographics, previous lead testing and related health concerns. You will get your results instantly and you will also receive $50 for your participation in this study. Sign up at https://calendly.com/newarkwater/home-visit-with-mobile-lead-testing-unit
Testing is the only verifiable way to know if you have lead is to test your home! You can also email the Newark Water Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the city of Newark's water department for testing through the Lead Service Line Replacement Team at (973) 733-6303 or email@example.com.
Another way for get your water tested is to contact a lab. This way comes at a cost to the resident. The DEP has a list of certified labs here. The reason that may want to use a certified lab is if you planning on filing a lawsuit. Only results from certified labs are admissible.
There are other ways to test your home. This is the first step in determining if you have a problem.
WATER, Food & MORE
Need water? Stop by St. Stephen's Grace Community Church on Saturdays or Institute of Intriguing Minds on Fridays for our weekly water distribution. Gallon jugs encouraged!
Interested in finding out more about NWC? Visit our office at 311 Clinton Ave between 12pm-7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Need food? We have community fridges at 7 Wilson Ave and 125 Fairmount Ave. We have a community pantry at 103 Garside St.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Doing your own research is so important in educating others on the crisis. The most important website to use is the DEP's water watch website which can be found here. For Newark you can type in "Newark" under the water system name and click enter. Three water systems will come and the first link is for the city of Newark. The violations and chemical compositions of the city's water comes up and you can also find out who the city sells its water too. The more facts you are aware of the better off you are and can protect yourself and family.