NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

Houston Chronicle
NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark
NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum showed up in downtown Newark earlier this week with the greatest gift he could provide. Water. Lots and lots of bottles of it. New Jersey's largest city is dealing with a serious drinking water issue, stemming from the old lead pipes through which it flows into about 15,000 homes. While improvements are steadily being made by the city to replace the pipes and provide filters, the New York Jets left tackle wants to be sure residents are getting what they need. “I think water's a human right,” Beachum said. “And clean water, especially in America, is a basic human right.” Newark residents with homes containing lead pipes began receiving bottled water in

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