Water

The Township of Livingston is committed to providing our consumers with high-quality drinking water and information about the drinking water that we provide. Drinking water health and safety standards are set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. We regularly test water samples to ensure that our water meets these standards.

Livingston’s water supply comes from a blend of production wells within the Township and bulk water supplies purchased from New Jersey American Water (NJAW). The Township owns and operates twelve production wells. Water purchased from NJAW is a blend of sources that includes: groundwater from the Brunswick Shales; the Buried Valley Aquifer and the Gneiss Rock Formation; and surface water from the Canoe Brook Reservoirs, Passaic River, Raritan River and Wanaque Reservoir. The Township also has metered interconnections with the City of East Orange for emergency use.

Safe Water Statement

View the 2017 Safe Water Statement (PDF).

Moving?

If you are moving, a final meter reading is required. The reading must be scheduled before your closing date. You can schedule a reading by filling out a Final Reading Request Form (PDF).

Email the Water Department with the completed form. Once we have received your completed form, we will contact you to confirm a Final Reading date.

Permits: Water & Sewer

Find out about Livingston’s partnership with the EPA’s WaterSense Program.

Have questions about water? Check out Drinktap.org.

More Information

  • Separate meters for irrigation systems are available for purchase in the Water Department. Prior to purchasing a meter, you must obtain a permit for a backflow preventer from the Building Department.
  • Visit the Tax Office for online Tax and Water / Sewer Payments and Water Consumption Notification. View Water / Sewer Rates (PDF).

Call Before You Dig

Don’t forget: Call before you dig. Call 800-272-1000 to locate underground utilities!

Water Quality Reports

Check out water quality reports from the past.