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About the Nutley Water Department

The Nutley Water Department is a division within the Department of Public Works, and operates solely on revenues received for the services rendered. This means tax dollars are not necessary for this utility to function under normal conditions.

Nutley receives the majority of its potable water from the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC). Its main facility is the Little Falls Water Treatment Plant in Totowa, NJ. Water is diverted from the Passaic and Pompton Rivers, is treated, filtered and disinfected at the plant. In drought conditions or other emergency, water from the Point View Reservoir in Wayne, NJ can be used to supplement river sources. Treated water is then mixed at PVWC’s main pumping station with treated water from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission’s Wanaque Reservoir treatment plant. Water is then pumped into underground transmission lines running through Nutley. Nutley has four (4) intake pit areas along this transmission line located at: 

Coeyman Avenue • Ridge Road • Centre Street • Meacham Avenue

At these intakes, the water goes into our distribution system. The water is then conveyed into all homes or businesses connected to the system.

The City of Newark serves a small area of Nutley with Pequannock Reservoir Water. This area is located west of Ridge Road and Van Winkle Avenue and bordered by Glenview Road, the Township of Nutley/Bloomfield boundary line and East Passaic Avenue.

The Nutley Water Department is a public community water system and purchases water from the following water systems:

  • Passaic Valley Water Commission - PWSID # NJ1605002
  • North Jersey District Water Supply Commission - Wanaque North System - PWSID # NJ1613001
  • Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority - PWSID # NJ090600
  • Newark Water Department - PWSID # NJ0714001

For Additional Information

If you have any questions concerning the Nutley Water Department, please kindly contact Dominic Ferry, Licensed Water and Sewer Operator at (973) 284-4984 or  dferry@nutleynj.org .

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