In July 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L.2021, Ch. 183, which requires community water systems in New Jersey to identify all lead service lines, provide public notification regarding the presence of all lead service lines, and replace all lead service lines by 2031. The law includes a requirement for community water systems to notify residents who have lead service lines.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to verify your line/have your line checked,
please contact the Public Works Department at (856) 784-0495.

service line is where a portion of a pipe that connects the public water main to your home. The part up to the property line is usually a system-owned service line and may have been replaced by the water utility. The rest of the service line from the property line to your home is considered private property and the homeowner’s responsibility.

These service lines can be classified as one of the following:

  • Lead: a portion of the pipe that is made of lead, which connects the water main to the building inlet.
  • Non-Lead: the service line is determined not to be lead or GRR through an evidence-based record, method, or technique.

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  • Galvanized Requiring Replacement (GRR): a galvanized service line that is or ever was downstream of a lead service line or is currently downstream of an unknown service line.
  • Unknown: The service line material is not known to be lead, GRR, or non-lead, such as where there is no documented evidence supporting material classification.

Why lead is a problem and how it can enter your drinking water

Lead exposure has a multitude of health concerns for people of all ages, especially with infants, young children, and pregnant women. Like many other aging cities and water systems, there are older homes and buildings that are likely to have lead service lines. Lead particulates degrading within a service line may enter directly into the water people drink or become trapped in the faucet aerator and release lead over time. There is no safe level of lead exposure, but your water quality water quality is monitored daily by Clementon’s Water Department.

You can access the Water Quality Report here:
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (

Here are some helpful links to understand about lead service line replacement: