Water & Sewer

Hydrant Flushing

The Spring Hydrant Flushing program will begin on the First Monday of May at 10:00 pm and is scheduled to take five weeks to complete.

The Fall Hydrant Flushing program will begin on the First Monday of October at 10:00 pm and is scheduled to take five weeks to complete.

Semi-annually our staff opens fire hydrant valves to allow water to flow through the pipes. Systematically opening the hydrants enhances water quality by flushing sediment from the main line pipes, verifies the proper operation of hydrants and valves, and ensures that the hydrant is operational in case of a fire emergency.

If you see discolored water, shut off the tap and wait several minutes. Then check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes, allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. Avoid washing laundry until water runs clear at the tap. 

Water & Sewer Line Upgrades


Homeowners may request a water and/or sewer line upgrade by calling the Borough of Red Bank at (732)530-2770. You will receive a quote in the mail in about 10 days . All quotes are good for 90-days.
For a water or sewer line upgrades, please click here to submit a service request. (In the description section of the  form please indicate if the upgrade is for a Water Line or Sewer Lateral and the size required). 

How to report a water leak in the roadway

Please contact Red Bank Public Utilities (732) 530-2770. If it's an emergency, please call the Police Department at 730.530.2700 

For water leaks in roadways, please click here to submit a service request

Storm Water Management

The State of New Jersey has initiated this plan to keep our water clean and plentiful and to meet federal requirements. Many municipalities and other public agencies must adopt ordinances or other rules prohibiting various activities that contribute to storm water pollution. Having the beautiful Navesink River at our shoreline, the Borough of Red Bank is pleased to be an active participant in this plan. 

A few important tips for Storm Water


  • Place leaves and brush at the curb only during the scheduled time periods. Call our Public Utilities office at (732)520-2770 or click here for the latest leaf & brush collection.
  • Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste. Never discard pet waste in a storm drain.
  • Do not let sewage or other waste flow into a storm water system.
  • Place litter in trash receptacles and Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.
  • Landscaping contractors (residential/commercial) are prohibited from placing Brush/Bulk at the curb. (Ordinance 19-1.2b2)