As part of our ongoing efforts to improve service to our customers, Passaic Valley Water Commission will continue its Flushing Program in North Arlington.
Water mains will be flushed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning, Monday, November 14, 2022, and will work until the end of December 2022, weather permitting.
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.
There may be some unavoidable water discoloration and low pressure at any time during this flushing period. Passaic Valley Water Commission assures all customers that the water is high quality, clean drinking water and can be used 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. PVWC thanks our customers for their patience as we work continuously to complete hydrant flushing in North Arlington as soon as possible.