Belleville Township will distribute dozens of water filters to its most vulnerable people.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
Belleville is currently under no federal or state mandate to provide filters to residents.
The mayor says it’s strictly out of an abundance of caution.READ MORE: Investigation Into Illegal Guns Leads To More Than 100 Weapons, 12 Arrests In Putnam And Westchester Counties
“It’s also my goal to continue to raise awareness about this challenge and let residents know that they can still register for filters,” Mayor Michael Melham said.
“We’re grateful to the mayor for fighting for the residents of Belleville and acquiring these filters,” resident Manny Lopez said.
Households with senior citizens, children under the age of 6, and expecting and/or nursing mothers who are registered online will be the first to receive the filters.MORE NEWS: First Alert Forecast: Saturday Snowstorm Could Mean More Than A Foot For Long Island, Up To 6 Inches In NYC
To register online, visit filtersforbelleville.org.