DEP sets meeting to address water pollution in North Haledon

NORTH HALEDON — The state has scheduled a meeting for homeowners with private wells to address concerns about toxic chemicals in their drinking water.

The pollutants, which include two types of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were discovered during a test on Tamboer Drive in July. Officials then urged all residents with wells to get their water tested.

The Zoom meeting, hosted by the state Department of Environmental Protection, will be on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Representatives for the agency will answer questions submitted to the borough in advance.

The full extent of contamination is unknown, but according to Mayor Randy George, most tests have come back as positive. Half of the borough draws water from wells, while the rest connects to the Manchester Utilities Authority in Haledon.

PFAS are turning up in other water supplies.

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