Newark’s Water Supply
The City of Newark supplies water to a population of approximately 280,000 within the City, the largest city in the state of New Jersey. The City’s population is supplied potable water through a large, complex system owned and operated by the City. The system provides approximately 80 million gallons per day (MGD) of water to a population of over 300,000 customers within the City and its surrounding communities including several commercial and wholesale customers.
Newark’s uses two sources of water to supply water to their customers. The Pequannock Water Treatment Plant (WTP) located in West Milford supplies the North, West South and Central Wards. The other water source for Newark is from the Wanaque Water Treatment Plant, which supplies the East Ward, and portions of the North and Central Wards.
The entire system is managed by the City of Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities (Department) who is responsible for managing a very precious water resource and providing customers with a reliable and safe supply of potable water. To accomplish this, the Department is tasked with meeting or exceeding current Federal and State regulations and consumer expectations.