Passaic Valley Water Commission will begin Annual Water Main Flushing throughout Service Area

(Clifton, N.J. – April 21, 2023) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will begin its annual water main flushing throughout its service area, weather permitting, starting Monday, April 24, 2023. Flushing will take place between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on weekdays and is anticipated to be completed by November. Customers can stay up to date on areas being flushed by visiting

The purpose of this exercise is to ensure adequate water supply by removing accumulated sediment and maintaining the proper flow of water. During the flushing process, customers may experience temporary discoloration of their tap water and reduced water pressure. This discoloration is caused by sediment and minerals that have accumulated in the water mains over time. PVWC advises residents to refrain from doing laundry during the flushing period and to wait until the water runs clear before drinking or cooking with it. Should customers notice discoloration, please run your cold tap until the water is clear.

“PVWC’s mission is to safely and efficiently maintain and distribute a secure and sustainable supply of high-quality drinking water,” said Jim Mueller, Executive Director of Passaic Valley Water Commission. “Flushing is an essential part of our maintenance program, and we appreciate the cooperation and understanding of our customers during this process.”

Municipalities to be Flushed:

• Clifton

• Lodi

• North Arlington

• Passaic

• Paterson

• Prospect Park

• West Milford (High Crest and Post Brook sections)

PVWC thanks its customers for their patience as we work to maintain our water system. For more information and flushing schedule, please 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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