Passaic Valley Water Commission Provides Update on Free Lead Service Line Replacements, Encourages Customer Participation

(Clifton, NJ – April 20, 2023)– Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) says thank you to its customers who have already participated in the Lead Service Line Replacement Program. The company is urging customers who have not taken advantage of this FREE program to please do so.   

As you can see from the chart below, we still have a lot of work that needs to be done, as there are about 2,000 homes with unknown pipe material, which requires visual inspection.

Update on Lead Service Lines Replaced as of April 2023:

CategoryCliftonPassaicPatersonProspect Park
Lead Service Line ReplacementsRemaining Lead Service Lines1649793269963
Replaced Lead Service Lines22330527898
% Complete13%32%12%67%

“This free initiative cannot succeed without customer participation, so we need our customers to let our inspectors in, or visit to check their water lines,” said Executive Director Jim Mueller. “We are making progress, but there is still work left to do,” he added.

PVWC has made it easy for customers to participate by launching a virtual inspection tool on, where customers take a photo of their water pipes and submit it. Also available is a lookup tool, in which customers type in their address to see what type of material their water pipes are made of. If their pipe material is not copper, PVWC will change their water lines FREE of charge, a project that can cost upwards of $10,000.

For any questions about the Lead Service Line Replacement Program, customers may visit or call PVWC customer service at 973-340-4300.

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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