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Harrison Water Disruption Due to Essential Water Main Repairs

Jul 11, 2023
Town of Harrison Department of Public Works Photo

The Town of Harrison, NJ, is bracing for disruptions to its water service as the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has announced a necessary repair to a 30-inch transmission water main.  The work is set to be completed on or about Friday, July 14, 2023.

During this repair period, residents may encounter discolored water and experience low water pressure. However, there is no cause for alarm. Any town resident who encounters water discoloration is advised to run their cold water taps, for a couple of minutes to see if  the water runs clear. If it does not, town residents are asked to wait for several hours and try again to see if the water runs clear at that time. The Harrison Water Department assures the residents that these minor inconveniences are expected side effects of the necessary repair work.

Department of Public Works

Superintendent Robert Van Riper of the Town of Harrison Department of Public Works issued a bulletin about the water main repair, ensuring the residents that the situation is under control and the inconveniences will be short-lived.

As of now, no other advisories are associated with this repair. However, residents with concerns or questions about the situation can reach out to the Harrison Water Department at (973) 268-2294. The Passaic Valley Water Commission is also available to field queries at 973 340-4300.

Interestingly, the website for the Passaic Valley Water Commission, which has details of prior water main repair projects, does not contain any specific information on this ongoing repair in Harrison. It's worth noting that residents should follow updates from local authorities or direct any specific inquiries to the aforementioned contact numbers, given the lack of online details from PVWC.

This quality and reliability of water service to the Town of Harrison is of paramount importance. It's through efforts like these that the PVWC and local authorities ensure the continued provision of essential services to the residents of Harrison. The understanding and cooperation of town residents during this period are greatly appreciated.

As always, the goal is to complete these repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimizing the impact on the town’s residents. The Town of Harrison, the PVWC, and the local Department of Public Works are all committed to keeping any disruptions to an absolute minimum and returning to full service promptly after the repair completion.

This is not the first time a water repair has affected the Town of Harrison. In October of last year (2022), a Nutley Water Pipe Breakage Impacted Harrison Indirectly. Click the latter highlighted text for more information on that pipe breakage.

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