By Dino Flammia April 8, 2014 5:20 AM
Following a brutal winter in New Jersey, many residents may be noticing a salty kick to their drinking water.
What they’re tasting is the aftermath of the tons upon tons of salt that were spread on the state’s roadways prior to and during each snow event over the past few months. Rain and melting snow have washed the salt away, but much of it has crept into nearby reservoirs and infiltrated the local drinking supply.
“We have seen an uptick of sodium levels in our drinking water this year, perhaps three to four times greater than the summer average,” said Steve Goudsmith, director of communications for