Trenton Water Works is holding a public forum for residents who want to learn more about their drinking water on April 3, from 7-9 p.m. at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road. Representatives from TWW will be on hand to answer questions about water quality, operations, and the Lead Service Line Replacement Program to replace certain water-service lines with safer copper lines at residences throughout the utiliy’s service area.
For those who cannot attend the Ewing forum, TWW will hold events on April 10, from 7-9 p.m. at Stony Brook Elementary School in Pennington, and in Lawrence on April 24, from 7-9 p.m. at Lawrence Senior Center.
Mayor Bert Steinmann, in a recent interview with the Observer, said that TWW has made strides in recent months, but still has work to do. He added: “Do I like some of the results that are still coming? No, obviously not. I don’t think anybody does. But I think that they’re trying to get a handle on the situation.”
Steinmann said the thinks the communities served by TWW need to have some level of involvement with the way its run. “There should be some sort of avenue for the municipalities to have a seat at the table—not necessarily a vote—but a way for us to discuss some of these issues,” he said. “Maybe one or two from each municipality and then have quarterly meetings,” Steinmann said. “Then, at least if there’s an issue, we can find out about it right away and not the day the notice goes out. And that’s always been the problem.”