Update from Passaic Valley Water Commission on Boil Water Advisory in sections of Clifton and Paterson

(Passaic County, N.J. – June 20, 2024) – Due to a large water main break yesterday, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) issued a boil water advisory for residents and businesses in Clifton and Paterson, specifically in these areas:

  • Clifton/Paterson: Lakeview Ave from Maryland Ave to W 3rd St
  • Clifton/Paterson: Marshall Street / Kuller Road
  • Clifton: Route 46 (Piaget Ave)
  • Paterson: 21st Ave going east to E 26th St

PVWC anticipates repairing the water main today. However, the advisory remains effective and will remain in place until further notice. To support its customers in Paterson and Clifton affected by the boil water advisory, PVWC established a water distribution site (details below).

Distribution Site Details for Residents in the Impacted Areas:

  • Location: Southside Firehouse located at 130 Getty Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503.
  • Time: Affected residents can pick up water (one case per household), today only, until 7:00 p.m.
  • Bring Valid ID: Valid ID showing your address must be presented to confirm you are in the impacted area.

Immediate Actions Required:

  • Boil Tap 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 top 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 pvwc.com 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 customerservice@pvwc.com.

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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