(Clifton, N.J. – January 13, 2023) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) announced today that customers can now find out if they have lead water pipes in their homes by simply going to PVWC.com, click on the Lead Service Line Replacement Program bar at the top of the page, then click the blue bar in the middle of the page and a map will come up. Once the map is up, simply type your address in the space on the right-hand side of the page and it will automatically tell you if your pipes are lead, unknown material or if they are copper. It is just that easy!
The website also offers visual inspections in which a customer whose water pipe material is unknown may submit a photo of their water meter. The website offers detailed instructions on how to check the water pipes and submit a photo.
“We would like to see more customers take advantage of getting the lead pipes in their homes replaced for FREE. That is why we are doing everything possible to get the word out to our customers,” said Jim Mueller, executive director. “This website is another way to get our customers to participate,” he continued. “Some customers may not feel comfortable letting our inspectors into their homes to check their water pipes, so the option to upload photos to the website made sense to us.”
Lead in drinking water is a major health concern and as one of the largest publicly owned water companies, we want our customers to have confidence in the water we serve. PVWC will continue to remind customers to take advantage of the FREE Lead Service Line Program. With customer participation, we can get the lead out!
If there are any questions, please contact PVWC’s customer service department at 973-340-4300 or visit pvwc.com.