DPW Home Road Division Sewer Division Shade Tree Division Garbage Pick-Up
Sewer Division:
413 Midland Ave Garfield, NJ
Phone: (973) 546-2200 x 4220
Hours: 7 AM - 3:30 PM; Monday to Friday
GARFIELD’S sanitary sewer system is made up of approximately 58 miles of main sewer line that services the entire City. The system conveys approximately 3.5 million gallons of wastewater per day to our regional treatment facility at the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission in Newark, New Jersey. The Sewer Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the entire system including equipment, manholes, and the maintenance and repair of all main lines within the sanitary system.

In addition to the sanitary sewer system the City also has the storm water sewer system. This system collects storm water run off from streets and sends it directly to streams, rivers and other open bodies of water. This water is not processed or filtered at any time. Storm drains are the responsibility of the Road Division.

The Sewer Division has a crew available five days per week between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

The City of Garfield Sewer Division will only clean out and flush all main lines. If a resident has a blockage, they must first call a plumber to check and alleviate the house blockage first. If, after cleaning, the plumber determines that it is the main line, the resident should call the Department of Public Works at (973) 546- 2200 X 4220.

Signs of a house stoppage include bubbling noises in a toilet, popping sounds from the drain or the odor of rotten eggs in the house.

Replacement of House Line Connections:
The homeowner is responsible for any repairs to their house line connections between the house and the edge of the curb line or roadway. From the edge of the curb line or roadway to the main line is the responsibility of the City, UNLESS THE RESIDENT IS RUNNING A NEW SEWER LINE FROM THE HOUSE. The City will assist a homeowner in locating a problem through the use of a television camera or through accumulated records. Please call the Sewer Office for more information at (973) 546-2200 x 4220.