Update: Passaic Valley Water Commission Issues Boil Water Advisory for Sections of Clifton and Paterson

(Passaic County, N.J. – June 19, 2024) – Due to a water main break, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has 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 Rd
  • Clifton: Route 46 (Piaget Ave)
  • Paterson: 21st Ave going east to E 26th St


This advisory is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

Immediate Actions Required:

  • Boil 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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