* Updated 11/18/2022: Due to expected freezing temperatures, PVWC will pause flushing on 11/18 at 8pm and will resume on 11/21 at 8am. Flushing is completed in Zones 1, 2, 3 & 4.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve service to our customers, Passaic Valley Water Commission will continue its Flushing Program in Paterson.
Water mains will be flushed 7 days a week from 8AM to 8PM beginning, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, and will work until the end of December 2022, weather permitting.
PVWC will not be flushing on company designated holidays: November 11th, November 24th, November 25th and December 26th.
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 will be safe for use 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 Paterson as soon as possible.