N.J. lawmaker proposes tax on tap water

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N.J. lawmaker proposes tax on tap water. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on July 20, 2018. (WPVI)

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing a tax on tap water to repair and replace the state's aging pipelines.

Senator Bob Smith introduced legislation that would impose a 10-cent tax on every 1,000 gallons consumed.

Smith estimates it would cost the average household about $32 a year.

The bill has a ways to go before it hits Governor Phil Murphy's desk. It must first go through a committee in both the state Senate and Assembly.
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