Drinking Water Disaster Statement from Mayor Kelly Yaede Regarding Trenton Water Works
Statement from Hamilton NJ Mayor Kelly Yaede Regarding Trenton Water Works
January 12, 2018
I wanted to take this opportunity to inform our community regarding the recent efforts I have undertaken on their behalf with respect to Trenton Water Works.
In December, prior to the latest notification sent to Trenton Water Works customers, I initiated a meeting with Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, County Executive Brian Hughes, as well as the mayors of the other towns that are serviced by Trenton Water Works. At this meeting, which took place in late December, I expressed my concerns regarding Trenton Water Works directly to Mayor Jackson and the other officials to ensure that safe water is continuously provided to our residents.
I insisted on their communicating a plan as to how Trenton Water Works would remedy its infrastructure needs through future improvement projects and sought answers to how the utility would fill its shortage of licensed professional positions.
Additionally, I focused on the necessity of timely communication regarding issues affecting the residents of our community.
Although the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will continue to exert its regulatory authority over Trenton Water Works, I want our residents to know that my entire administration has, and will continue, to do everything in our power to protect their best interests. I am committed to ensuring that our residents have quality water.
Very truly yours,
Kelly A. Yaede