PVWC Establishes Water Distribution Locations for Clifton Residents Experiencing Discolored Water

*UPDATED 9/11/2022* PVWC has completed the continuous flushing in Zones 1 – 4.

Water may be picked up at the Senior Center on Monday, September 12th from 8am – noon

Water distribution will end at noon, Monday, September 12th, 2022. If any customers are still having discolored water issues past this time, please call Customer Service at 973-340-4300.



To support our customers, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) is offering bottled water to Clifton residents affected by the ongoing discolored water.

Today PVWC Executives, along with staff from the City of Clifton, have set-up bottled water distribution at the Senior Center located on Clifton City Hall grounds at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton, NJ.  Water may be picked up at the Senior Center, Monday – Friday between the hours of 7am – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday 9am – 1pm until the issue is remediated. Additionally, vouchers will be provided at the Senior Center for customers to pick up water at ShopRite Wine & Spirits located at 895 Paulison Ave, Clifton Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm and Sunday from 11am – 7pm. Proof of residency in the impacted area is required.  For customers who are homebound, please call PVWC’s Water Distribution Hotline at 862-304-6232 to request home delivery.

“In addition to working 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to remediate the discolored water issue in Clifton, we have now made available water distribution sites where customers can pick up an allotted amount of water,” said Jim Mueller, Executive Director of PVWC. “We are flushing hydrant by hydrant until the issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience as we look into solutions, including hydrant modifications and water main replacements to prevent this issue from recurring.”

For up to date information about flushing in Clifton, please visit pvwc.com/CliftonZones/

List of Impacted Streets

Contact Us

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Main Office:
Passaic Valley Water Commission
1525 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

Telephone: 973-340-4300
Fax: 973-340-5598

By calling Customer Service 973-340-4300 at any time, day or night, Passaic Valley Water Commission will respond to water emergency situations for you.

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