Water Utility

The West Caldwell water system consists of over 55 miles of pipeline, 480 fire hydrants and serves over 3700 residential and commercial properties. The system is maintained and operated by the West Caldwell Water Department. The department conducts routine sampling of the system to assure that our water meets all state and federal standards.

For information on our semi-annual hydrant flushing program, click here.

To view our 2021 Consumer Confidence Report, click here.  

Consumer confidence reports from previous years are also available by clicking here.

The Water Department currently reads all water meters by means of a remote radio unit. The meter is directly wired to a sending unit that constantly sends out information, which is then captured by a receiving unit mounted in our vehicle. This means that no water personnel need access into the home to read the meter.  Should anyone ask to gain entry into a home, ask for identification. If none can be provided, report them to the West Caldwell Police (973-226-4114) immediately.

Water is a finite resource and we ask all residents to use it wisely. Lawn watering should be done at night, preferably between the hours of midnight and 5:00 AM. If you see any water leaks, or have an emergency during working hours (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM), or simply have a question about the water system, please call 973-226-2300. For water emergencies after working hours please call the Police Department (973-226-4114).

For questions regarding Water Billing, click here.


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