Under PVWC’s charter, the member cities of Clifton and Passaic each appoint two Commissioners to the governing board, and the city of Paterson appoints three. Commissioners serve four-year terms, and collectively oversee the administration of PVWC. Open public Commission meetings are held monthly. For dates, times and locations of these meetings, call our Customer Service Department at (973) 340-4300.
The Board of Commissioners is responsible for ensuring a continuous supply of water to the cities of Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park and Lodi as well as communities in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties. Water is also furnished at wholesale rates to municipalities and water companies through water service contracts.
The Board of Commissioners appoints an Executive Director who is Chief Executive Officer of day-to-day operations:
Joseph A. Bella
The Board of Commissioners pledges to protect the quality of water and to assure the supply of this essential resource will meet consumer needs now and in the future. The Commission is determined to control pollution on the Passaic River and is a participant in the Partnership for Safe Water.
The main office building of Passaic Valley Water Commission is located at 1525 Main Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey, where the Board of Commissioners meets once a month to ensure sound financial practices in the maintenance of Passaic Valley Water Commission facilities are implemented.
PVWC’s Department Head Listing
Joseph A. Bella Executive Director
Linda Beckering Purchasing
Kevin Byrne Pumping and Distribution
James G. Duprey Chief Engineer
James J. Gallagher Personnel/Customer Service/I.T.
Richard Gullick Purification
George T. Hanley Legal
Marotta, Michael Maintenance
David M. Pranitis Laboratory
Yitzchak Weiss Finance