The Borough of Lodi Update

Stay up to date on Borough information and events with our latest newsletter.

Citizen Request

The Borough's Citizen Request Tracker is a tool that can be easily used to communicate requests, concerns or complaints to departments within the Borough. The Tracker is user friendly and allows citizens to track the status and progress of their submission using their request number via the 'Check Request' tab on form.

Bergen County Recycling & Hazardous Waste Collection

Bergen County sponsors collection events for tires, electronics & hazardous waste. They also offer mobile shredding events for safe disposal of confidential documents.

County Hazardous Waste Collection

County Recycling Information

County Shredding, Tire & Electronic Collection

Emergency Notifications: Sign Up for Swift Reach

The Borough of Lodi now utilizes an emergency notification system allowing for quick notification of affected residents and businesses with important & vital information.

Health Department Programs

The Health Department offers Immunization and Blood Pressure Screenings.

View Information on Immunization Clinics Here

View Information on Blood Pressure Screening Here

Parks and Courts Available To Residents

Lodi Recreation Department hosts a complete variety of sports and events, such as baseball, soccer, wrestling, cheerleading, Easter Egg Hunt, and Concerts in the Park.

Borough of Lodi v. Passaic Valley Water Commission

New Passaic Valley Water Commission Lodi water rates for Lodi customers for years 2009 through 2013 as mandated by the Appellate Division Decision.

S&P Issues High Marks for Borough of Lodi

View the report recently issued by Standard & Poor's report on the Borough of Lodi's series 2013 general obligation (GO) bonds.

Borough of Lodi
Recycling Schedule

All recycling and garbage must be placed curbside after 6pm on the night before scheduled pick up regardless of the weather. All garbage must be placed in garbage cans or heavy duty plastic bags only. Any questions pertaining to recycling, you can email

Senior Citizens Club

Senior Citizens Club

The Lodi Senior Citizens Club, located on Walnut Street, Lodi, New Jersey, has announced that the Club will be open every Thursday to anyone 55 or older who lives in Bergen County. Included are all neighboring towns. For more information call the club on Thursdays at 973-472-6994. There are also many trips planned this year. For a schedule Click Here.

Holiday House Decorating Contest

It’s time for the Borough of Lodi’s Holiday House Decorating Contest! Deadline to register is Monday, December 12, 2016, and judging will be open to the public via our website December 13th to the 18th. Winners will be announced December 19th.

Registration form available below or visit Room 201 of Borough Hall for registration and additional information.

Notice of Time Change of Council Meeting

Please be advised that the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for December 20, 2016 has had a time change from 7 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

View Official Notice Here

Hexavalent Chromium

There have been recent news articles about the presence of Hexavalent Chromium, or the “Erin Brockovich” chemical in water systems throughout the United States. The articles are based on a report that focuses on the presence of Hexavalent Chromium, or Chromium-6, in water systems and proposals to create or modify existing regulations for this chemical. According to the report, more than 200 million people are being exposed to Chromium-6 in their water supply.
The chemical Hexavalent Chromium naturally occurs in rock, plants and soil. It is odorless and cannot be tasted. The film “Erin Brockovich” was based on the real-life situation that occurred in 1993 in Hinkley, California. In that case, the levels of Hexavalent Chromium found in the water system were hundreds of times greater than the levels present in public water systems.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continually evaluates the risks of contamination to the water system and considers new drinking water regulations, as needed, to protect public health. Over the past few years, the EPA has been considering regulating the presence of Hexavalent Chromium in drinking water.
As part of its evaluation process, the EPA required that certain water systems test their water for Hexavalent Chromium. PVWC was one of the water systems that participated in that testing.
The current EPA maximum contaminant limit is 100 ppb (parts per billion) for total Chromium. In 2014, California became the first state to regulate Hexavalent Chromium, with a Maximum Contaminant Limit of 10 parts per billion. Testing of PVWC’s treatment plant and distribution systems found Hexavalent Chromium levels ranging from a low of 0.038 ppb to 0.120 ppb at the treatment plant.  Lodi’s numbers during this time ranged from 0.038 - 0.098 ppb.
The results of our tests were reported in our annual Water Quality Reports. The Water Quality Report is mailed each year to all bill-paying customers and posted on our website.
PVWC is always concerned about any potential risk to our water system. Our goal is to always provide clean, quality drinking waters to our customers.
To learn more about chromium in drinking water or the EWG report, visit the links below:
EPA webpage on Chromium in drinking water: