Study on Water Filter Effectiveness in Newark, NJ

Dec 21, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The City of Newark, NJ conducted a study of the PUR filters in Newark between August and September 2019. The study showed that 97.5% of the filters, when properly installed and maintained, reduced lead to 10 parts-per-billion (ppb) or below. When the faucet was flushed for 5 minutes prior to filtering, 99.5% of the filters reduced lead to 10 ppb or below.

The full filter study report and a filter program guide are available here.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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