Water Department

537 Totowa Road, 1st Floor Totowa, NJ 07512

​Business Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm 

Tax Assessor available at the Municipal Complex from 3:00pm - 4:40pm or by making an appointment

Jennifer Bernardo, Water Registrar
jbernardo@totowanj.org | (973) 956-1000 ext. 1001 | fax (973) 956-5668
WATER RELATED PROBLEMS OR EMERGENCIES

- Monday through Friday 7:30 am TO 3:30 pm - Call the Department of Public Works at
(973) 956 1000  Ext. 1071

- After hours, weekends and holidays, call the Totowa Police Department at (973) 790-3700

 
BILLING

The borough is divided into three districts.  Each district is billed four times a year, one district per month.

Water bills are mailed out the 1st of each month.  Collections are due within thirty days.  First thirty days no interest charged.  Thereafter, the first $1500 will receive interest at 8% per annum.  Amounts in excess of $1500, interest at the rate of 18%.

Payments can be made in person or at our office, detach the stub and mail payment with check or money order, or you can click on the "PAY ONLINE" icon above.

Prior to closing on your home, please call our office a few days in advance to schedule a final water reading. 

WATER QUALITY REPORT
PWS ID NJ1612001
2021 Water Quality Report

The Borough of Totowa is pleased to present its 2021 Water Quality Report.  The Borough is required to distribute this report by the USEPA on an annual basis.  Pages 1-3 are the results of Passaic Valley Water Commissions tests performed at the Little Falls Plant before being distributed to Totowa. Page 4 is the result of the tests that Totowa is responsible for performing on its distribution system. 

 
Origin of Our Water

The Borough of Totowa buys all of its drinking water from the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC).  PVWC provides the borough with a mixture of water received from North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC) and PVWC’s own supply.  NJDWSC sources are two of the most pristine water supply reservoirs in the country; namely the 29.6 billion gallon Wanaque and 7 billion gallon Monksville.  NJDWSC also has the ability to pump water from the Pompton River into the Wanaque Reservoir as needed.  PVWC treats and distributes its water from the Passaic River.  Both sources of water are treated and filtered extensively before it is distributed to the borough and its residents.

Safeguarding Our Water

PVWC and NJDWSC both monitor and test the water at all their sources to ensure its safety and quality.  They also monitor and test the quality of the finished water before it is distributed.  Totowa performs additional sampling within the distribution system to further ensure the waters quality and safety.

Sources of Information

The Borough of Totowa Water Department can be contacted at (973) 956-1000, ext. 1071, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Emergencies
24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
(973) 790-3700
USEPA 1-800-426-4791 or www.epa.gov/safewater
NJDEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water (609) 292-5550

Additional Information

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  For more information on contaminants and potential health effects, contact USEPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.  In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  The FDA regulates establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.  The sources of drinking water both tapped and bottled include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells.

SOME PEOPLE MAY BE MORE VULNERABLE TO CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION.  IMMUNO-COMPROMISED PERSONS SUCH AS PERSONS WITH CANCER UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY, PERSONS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE ORGAN TRANSPLANTS, PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS OR OTHER IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS, SOME ELDERLY, AND INFANTS CAN BE PARTICULARLY AT RISK FROM INFECTIONS.  THESE PEOPLE SHOULD SEEK ADVICE ABOUT DRINKING WATER FROM THEIR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.  EPA/CDC GUIDELINES ON APPROPRIATE MEANS TO LESSEN THE RISK OF INFECTION BY CRYPTOSPORIDIUM AND OTHER MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SAFE DRINKING WATR HOTLINE: 1-800-426-4791

STORMWATER

NJDEP - Division of Water Quality - Did you know more than 60 percent of water pollution comes from things like motor oil, fertilizers, pet waste and detergents? By sharing the responsibility and making small, easy changes in our daily lives, we can keep common pollutants out of stormwater.

Borough of Totowa Stormwater Control Ordinance

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Municipal Stormwater Management Plan

NJ DEP - Things You Can Do Every Day To Protect Our Water