The Pennington Water Company operates the drinking water utility. Water is provided from four active wells located around the Borough. These wells range in age from 26 to 62 years old, are between 270 and 400 feet deep, and collect water via fractures in the bedrock from the Passaic formation. Each year the utility delivers approximately 80 million gallons of water to over 1000 customers. The water storage tank provides the Pennington Water System with about one day’s worth of water storage which can be utilized in the event of a major emergency or fire; that is, a supplemental water supply to meet large water demands. The water storage tank also aids in equalizing water pressure throughout the water system.
A water and sewer inspection is required before the closing date of the sale of your house. This inspection may be scheduled by calling the Superintendent of Public Works, Rick Smith 609-737-9440, a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the closing date of the sale of your house. There is a fee of $100.00 that must be either mailed or dropped off at Borough Hall prior to the inspection.
If you suspect a leak or problem with the Borough's water distribution system, such as observing running or spouting water along the ground surface or unusually low water pressure, please contact the Borough and advise us of your observations.