It's on the agenda for tonight's conference meeting, and we know several residents who plan to attend. Bloomfield's chief engineer, Paul Lasek, has emailed a response to most of the issues this blog raised last week:
Regarding your post, please note the following:
While Nutley, Montclair and Bloomfield all belong to
the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission we do not all use
the same water. Nutley receives their water via an aqueduct belonging
to the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission. Montclair gets their
water via North Jersey District which is also supplemented with well
water. Bloomfield gets their water through the City of Newark. The
Newark Water is from the Pequannock Watershed.
treated water is transported through an aqueduct (not connected or
part of Montclair or Nutley) and held in an open reservoir in Cedar
All water systems are different. It is therefore not
fair to compare one system to another when there are variances in the
location of the water source; the methods of treatment and storage as
well as the size and operation of the individual systems.
Regarding your questions:
Water Samples are taken sinks from a combination of
residences and businesses.
The health department is responsible for the sampling
and testing. The testing is actually performed by a state certified
lab, Garden State Laboratories.
I would defer to the Health Department
regarding expertise on immune systems or poison control.
Notices were mailed to every party in Bloomfield who
has a legal postal address. Therefore apartments were mailed a notice.
If you receive mail via the US Postal Service a notice was mailed to
you in accordance to the NJDEP Bureau of Safe Drinking
Questions related to tolerance of toxins should be
addressed to a medical professional
I defer to the Health Department regarding medical
tests to determine a vulnerability to toxins.
f you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me