The mayor of Bloomfield, city councilmen and lead experts updated residents on the effort to replace lead pipes found in homes.READ MORE: Protesters Attempt To Storm Entrance Of Barclays Center Over Nets' Refusal To Allow Kyrie Irving To Play Due To NYC Vaccine Mandate
The meeting comes as the neighboring city of Newark faces its own lead emergency.
Officials stressed Bloomfield gets its water straight from a reservoir and not from Newark.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
Bloomfield started handing out free filters last year after 16 homes tested positive for high lead levels.
“You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. You can’t smell it. The only way you’re gonna know it’s there is if it’s tested,” Bloomfield Township Administrator Matt Watkins said.MORE NEWS: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island
The Bloomfield mayor says the city already replaced lead pipes in 45 homes and is working to fix another 20.