Read the full article by Katie Kausch (NJ Advance Media)
“A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey water company over too-high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ has been granted class action status, a judge in Middlesex County ruled.
Middlesex Water customers in six towns— South Plainfield, Clark, Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge and Carteret — were told to buy bottled water after Middlesex Water reported levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOAs) that exceeded safety limits from its South Plainfield treatment center. Customers with specific health needs were also told to consult with their doctors.
The suit, filed in Superior Court in Middlesex County, seeks reimbursement for those costs.
The lawsuit also says Middlesex Water did not do enough to alert its customers. Notices were only sent to the person named on the water bills, meaning tenants in apartments would not have gotten the notice, the suit says.
Anyone who was sent a notice about the contamination or who was not sent a notice but was in a home serviced by Middlesex Water, is eligible to join the suit, the ruling, issued by Judge Michael Toto, says. Those who have a specific health concern or an infant are eligible to join a subclass, the order said.
About 61,000 homes get water from Middlesex Water.
‘This class action brings a huge measure of justice to the thousands of consumers affected by this tainted water,’ Michael Galpern, one of the lawyers who filed the suit, said in a statement. ‘The Court wisely set up several subclasses of consumers, so all affected customers, whether they simply ingested the tainted water, or have developed health problems as a result, will have a voice in this case.'”…
I am a Middlesex County resident renting a condo and I received no notification from my landlord abt water contamination.
Hi Josette, thank you for your comment. We suggest you contact your landlord to confirm whether your apartment receives water from Middlesex Water Company and whether they were notified about contamination.
Ok I will thanks
I just confirmed from the condo office that our water does come from Middlesex water and I received an email copy of the public notice sent to all residents. I never saw the letter in the mail and lived here since 2019. I only received a notification from the township stating that water was temporarily contaminated boil water for a few days nothing from Middlesex Water and the phone representative was adamant about letters being mailed out by law, funny thing my neighbors dnt recall receiving Middlesex water contamination notifications either. 🤔 🧐🤨
WELL, THOSE THAT RECEIVED A LETTER OR EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT. YOU CAN NOT BOIL IT OUT. YOU UST CAN NOT DRINK IT AT ALL. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED AND I AM IN EDISON. THEY TOLD US TO NOT EVEN COOK WITH IT. THE BAD PART IS THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOREVER AND WE SURELY INGESTED IT,. I AM APPALLED . TENANTS ARE THE LAST TO KNOW . IT IS SAD
I just bought a house here in 2021 and same thing no mention at point of sale etc
They give you the bs that even thou they are still in violation the water is much better
I installed a water filter system from aquasana it cost my husband and I 12k now who pays for this??????
It’s disgusting they expect you to pay a water tax for contamination I changed my filter for the first time and one was black and the other yellow orange wtf!!!!!
But the water is fine Really!!!
Is there a lawsuit of any kind