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DISCOLORED WATER IN PARTS OF NORTH ARLINGTON AND LYNDHURST DUE TO FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS

Customers have been experiencing discolored water in parts of North Arlington and Lyndhurst due to hydrant flushing within the Borough. Passaic Valley Water Commission assures all customers that the water will be safe for use during this period; however, customers are cautioned to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur.

Passaic Valley Water Commission regrets any inconvenience this may cause its customers.

What is Hydrant Flushing and Why is PVWC Doing it?

  •  Hydrant Flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants and is vital to the general maintenance of the water distribution system.
  • Removes accumulated sediment from water mains in order to ensure high-quality drinking water.
  • Flushing hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of hydrants if the need for firefighting arises.

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) assures all customers that the water will be safe for use during this period; however, there may be some unavoidable water discoloration and low pressure at any time during flushing. Customers are encouraged to run the cold water after hydrant flushing for a minute or 2 to determine if the water is clear before washing clothes (or any other processing) as staining may occur.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
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

Emergency:
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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