"Federal officials warned that home filters provided by the city were not enough."
"For more than a year, Newark officials denied the city had a widespread lead problem with its drinking water.
Then, in an abrupt shift last fall, New Jersey’s largest city began giving out water filters to some residents.
On Sunday — two days after a scathing letter from the E.P.A. raised concerns about the safety of the city’s drinking water — officials said they would start offering bottled water to residents."