Trenton mayor: We’re on top of Trenton Water Works issues
Elected leaders representing the 64,000 customers served by Trenton Water Works are asking for state, county and local officials to meet about continued problems at the utility, which issued another boil water advisory on Monday.
"We need to explore legislation that will ensure residents know as soon as possible when, and if, their drinking water has been contaminated."
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, in a statement made public Thursday, described the circumstances that resulted in the boil water advisories as "temporary operational issues," stating the "public’s health was never in danger."
"(The) TWW has operated according to state and federal standards, supplying water to its customers that either meets or exceeds federal standards."
Jackson said the city followed state guidelines in issuing the water advisory through automated calls to customers, social media posts and through the city website.
He also responded to suggestions TWW could be taken over, stating, "under no circumstances will I allow (New Jersey), nor any special interest groups, force us to sell or privatize our utility for personal or other political gain."
"As the days continue to pass, Trenton Water Works customers are being faced with increasingly alarming alerts about contamination levels, boil water directives and conserving use," DeAngelo said.
Three Hamilton Township Council members on Tuesday called for state, county and local officials to meet regarding continued problems at Trenton Water Works.
"While there are no easy solutions to the problems at Trenton Water Works, it is imperative for leaders at the state, county and local level to work together and ensure these issues get solved," the councilman said.
Yaede, in a letter Wednesday to acting DEP Commissioner Ray Bukowski, reiterated concerns she raised in 2013 with the utility.