This isn't great news for Bordentown. It's been reported that the town's water has twice the levels of lead in their water that is legally allowed.

Officials are still trying to figure out why for the third consecutive testing period, the levels are that high. Community News reports that there are 16,000 residents in Bordentown. Officials say they are trying to get to the bottom of the issue.

The town has been testing hundreds and hundreds of water samples, and they are also in the process of checking existing pipes all throughout town. They want to make to sure make that no lead pipes are a part of the water distribution system.

Bordentown City Mayor, Jim Lynch, has shared with Community News that research has shown so far that houses built in the 1980s might have lead issues because of the materials used to build them.

Mayor Lynch is hoping that in the coming months they will have a better idea as to why Bordentown's water has some of the highest levels of lead in the entire state. He said that officials' main concern is restoring the town's drinking water quality and the safety of residents.

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