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New Jersey will receive $48 million to replace major service lines

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The city of Garfield is receiving $2.4 million in federal funds to remove lead pipes from the city’s water supply. This is the latest announcement about federal infrastructure funds being used for improvements in New Jersey. Considering there are about 350,000 service lead lines in New Jersey, the money is badly needed.

But some advocates say that’s not enough. “That sounds like a lot, but if I had a $28,000 credit card bill, that would be like a $2,400 payment. It helps, but it won’t pay for everything,” said Diane Schrout, policy manager for NJ Future.

The Infrastructure Act provides $15 billion to replace major service lines. New Jersey’s share is $48 million, or less than 10% of what experts say is needed to replace every line in the state.

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