Passaic Valley Water Commission Issues Boil Water Advisory for section of Paterson

(Paterson, N.J. – June 19, 2024) – Due to a water main break, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has issued a boil water advisory for residents and businesses in South Paterson, specifically these areas:

  • Route19 to East Railway Avenue
  • Madison Avenue to Genessee Avenue

This advisory is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

Immediate Actions Required:

  • Boil Water Before Use: All water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and washing dishes should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute. Allow the water to cool before using.
  • Alternative Water Sources: Please use bottled water if boiling is not possible.

Reason for Advisory:

The advisory is a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our community, our number one priority.

Ongoing Efforts:

PVWC crews are actively working to address the issue and restore normal water service. We are conducting thorough testing and will provide updates as they become available.

Stay Informed:

  • Alerts: Sign up for PVWC Alerts at for the latest information and updates.
  • Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X and Linked In for real-time updates and information.
  • Customer Service: For any questions or concerns, please contact our customer service department at 973-340-4300 (option #2), or email us at

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work safely and diligently to make necessary repairs.


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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