Passaic Valley Water Commission prepares customers for winter with essential water usage tips

(Clifton, N.J. – December 12, 2023) – As winter approaches, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) offers recommendations to conserve water and protect water pipes.

As our customers prepare their homes for frigid temperatures, PVWC asks that customers also do the following to help prevent freezing water pipes:

Insulate pipes: Protect water pipes from freezing by insulating them with tape or pipe sleeves.

Drip faucets: Allow faucets to drip slightly during extreme cold to prevent pipes from freezing. Moving water through pipes helps prevent freezing.

Winterize outdoor plumbing: Disconnect and store garden hoses and close outdoor valves.

Check for leaks: Regularly inspect pipes for leaks. Repairing leaks promptly can prevent major issues.

Monitor water usage: Keep an eye on your water usage during colder months. Sudden spikes in consumption may indicate a leak or potential issue.

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PVWC wishes its customers a safe and healthy Winter. For more cold weather tips or questions, please call our Customer Service Department at 973-340-4300.


Passaic Valley Water Commission, recipient of the 2023 Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Gold Award for exceptional utility performance, serves over 800,000 consumers in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties.

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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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