Tren­ton Waterworks

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OPINION - Got some­thing you want to get off your chest? To con­tribute to Back Talk, call Ed at 609-358-0861 or email him at

The City of Tren­ton’s ef­forts to build a re­nais­sance, which would en­cour­age former res­i­dents to re­lo­cate back into the city has just taken a gi­ant step back­wards. To be sure, things have been bad for years for with Tren­ton’s res­i­dents hav­ing to fear for their safety when step­ping out­side their own homes, and also hav­ing to deal with a bro­ken ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. Now, along comes the news about Tren­ton’s drink­ing wa­ter be­ing dis­col­ored.

No one should be forced to drink pur­ple or pink wa­ter com­ing from their spig­ots. Some­thing is se­ri­ously wrong at the Tren­ton Wa­ter Works and, re­gard­less of what­ever spin is put out by the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, cus­tomers of the Tren­ton Wa­ter Works have a right to be con­cerned that the chem­i­cals placed in the wa­ter can lead to se­ri­ous health is­sues.

The mayor needs to put his re­nais­sance plan on hold. What he needs to do is fix the prob­lems at the Tren­ton Wa­ter Works, even if it means is­su­ing pink slips (not pink wa­ter) to the per­son­nel re­spon­si­ble for al­low­ing the drink­ing wa­ter to be­come dis­col­ored. Let’s be honest - who wants to move into Tren­ton when wa­ter com­ing from the Tren­ton Wa­ter Works is pur­ple, pink, or any other color? — Clear Wa­ter, Please

Next thing we know you’ll want breath­able air. — Ed Note

Wa­ter bills

I’m try­ing to get waterworks to ex­plain to me why my me­ter reader was out here in early Oc­to­ber, and it is now early De­cem­ber and I’ve yet to re­ceive a bill so I can pay on my wa­ter us­age. — A reader

I think you should call the waterworks to ask that, we can get your bill here at the news­room. — Ed Note

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