Chris Bobbitt

To the customers of Trenton Water Works in Lawrence Township, I would like to assure you that I, along with my fellow council members, am deeply concerned about the ongoing events involving Trenton Water Works. Our municipal staff, including the health officer, emergency management director and municipal manager are engaged in consistent and ongoing communications with the City of Trenton to continue to be informed when the water quality falls below acceptable standards.

Municipal staff is also in communication with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding its oversight of Trenton Water Works and these ongoing issues. The township is committed to providing residents with timely and accurate information as quickly as we receive it so that you can act appropriately should any water advisory be issued. In addition, I have spoken with the Mayor of Trenton to voice the concerns of our community and to demand better service from Trenton Water Works in its delivery of safe water to Lawrence Township.

The recent statement by the Mayor of Trenton to contract with a water management company to run the filtration plant is a start but actions speak louder than words. The residents of Lawrence Township, along with every customer in the service area, are entitled to a Trenton Water Works that is operated in a manner that provides water that meets state and federal standards. I, along with my fellow council members, will continue to advocate for the residents of Lawrence Township as we move forward.

Lawrence Township will keep you informed as we pursue answers and results. I would like to encourage you visit the township website, follow us on Facebook (Township of Lawrence) and/or Twitter (@LawTwpNJ), and register with Nixle (from the link on our website) so that you receive timely and important information on this issue and others that affect our community.

— Christopher Bobbitt
Bobbitt is the mayor of Lawrence Township.