Water Department Home Water Quality Water Repair Division
Water Department:
413 Midland Ave Garfield, NJ
Phone: (973) 340-2000 x4222
Fax: (973) 478- 5921
Garfield Water Superintendent/Licensed Water Operator:
Willard F. Bierwas, CPWM wbierwas@garfieldnj.org
Hours of Operation:
Water Operators Division Monday to Sunday (Staffed 24 hrs.)
Water Repair Division 7 AM – 3:30 PM/ Monday to Friday
Water Billing Division 9 AM – 4 PM/ Monday to Friday
For all meter inquires: Call Passaic Valley Water Commission
Phone: (973) 340-4300
For any emergencies on holidays, weekends, and after working hours, please call: (973) 546-2200 [Staffed 24 hours].
The wells and the area around the wells undergo regular inspections to ensure that no above ground pollution sources are present in these areas. The treatment for water from all wells is by chlorination for disinfection and aeration by an air stripper to remove volatile organic compounds. Water treatment at Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) includes pretreatment, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection.
Garfield Water Department, along with other area utilities, participates in the "CALL BEFORE YOU DIG" program to avoid digging in the wrong spot and damaging utility lines. Call 1-800-272-1000 at least 4 (four) days before you plan to dig. "IT'S THE LAW"
Imposter Repairmen Scams:
  • Residents urged to protect themselves against thieves posing as a water repairperson:
  • Always ask to see credentials from anyone trying to enter your house, but beware that burglars posing as utility workers sometimes carry fake identification.
  • Make sure repair people are driving a utility-company vehicle before you allow them in your house.
  • When in doubt, call the Garfield Police Department at (973) 478-8500 before letting anyone in your home.
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