• News & Events
  • Advisories
  • Miscellaneous
  • Utilities
  • Calendar


To better accommodate residents, all Municipal Offices will be open one evening a month (1st Thursday of each month).  Residents will be able to take care of their Borough business, whether it be to obtain a building permit, pay their taxes, apply for a marriage license, pay for a dog license, etc.

Municipal offices will be open until 7:00 P.M. on the following Thursday evenings: 4/7 and 5/5. If you have any questions, please call Borough Hall at 908-756-0080

WHRHS Spring 2016 Newsletter

Black Bear Spring Tips

Watchung Community Picnic, Saturday May 21st from 12pm-3pm

Learn how to Protect Yourself, your Family and the Community from Mosquitoes & Ticks

Applications are Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset
Deadline is May 13

Watchung/Warren Green Fair April 30th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Important information regarding Lead in Drinking Water

SAVE THE DATES - Additional Events

The Borough of Watchung is working on a “Welcome Wagon program that would offer municipal information, local business listings/promotions, and recreation information to new residents.  We are currently coordinating a distribution channel that would involve community organizations.  The Borough is looking for interested businesses to provide promotional materials such as coupons/discounts, brochures, reusable bags, pens, magnets, reusable cups etc.  Please contact Shelini Parikh at the Borough of Watchung at (908)-756-0080 Ext. 221 or at sparikh@watchungnj.gov if you would be interested in participating or if you have any questions. The Borough will not accept promotional materials after April 29, 2016.  Thank you for your consideration.

Borough News & Events - Please also visit our Facebook page for more updates and fun facts!

Volunteers Wanted for the following - Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed, Neighborhood Captain Program, Green Team, Recreation Commission

Electronic Waste Recycling Moves to Two New Locations for Somerset County Residents

Lion’s Club Eyeglass Donation

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG - 811 (Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground utility lines which will help  prevent you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines).

Some residents have heard about the proposal/request of Pilgrim Pipeline to utilize the PSE&G right of way for the construction/installation of a pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would apparently run from Albany, NY to Linden. We have been advised that some residents close to the PSE&G easement might have received a letter from either Pilgrim or PSE&G providing details of the proposed plan. If you or any resident that you might be aware of may have received any communication of this nature, please ask them to send a copy to Borough Hall either by e-mail to TAtkins@watchungnj.gov or regular mail. You can also contact Borough Hall at (908)-756-0080. Thank you

How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator


None at this time



THE NJDEP’s Compliance and Enforcement Program is now on Facebook. They are able connect and share relevant and useful compliance assistance topics, training updates and advisories on a regular basis.  Please visit https://www.facebook.com/NJDEPComplianceandEnforcement and “Like” their page to receive up-to-date information.

The Resource Center of Somerset provides services to domestic violence victims and their children throughout Somerset County.  Please visit Resource Center of Somerset for additional information or contact 908-359-0003.

Stop Delivery of Unsolicited Material to your Home. (more information)

An application form to register Borough addresses as a “Do Not Knock” location has been added to the Forms web page. (more information)

Somerset County Permanent Prescription Drop-off Box Locations
(more information - English - Spanish)



Important information regarding Lead in Drinking Water

PSE&G customers who feel they need assistance paying your energy bill can find information at this link

Call Before your Dig  -  811

The federally mandated, national phone number, 811, helps prevent you from unintentionally hitting under-ground utility lines.  Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground electric, gas or other utility lines.  Digging without this information can cause power outages, and it’s extremely dangerous.

Simply tell the 811 operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and your local utility companies will be notified.  Within a few days, they will mark the location of the underground lines.  Please call at least three days in advance to avoid unnecessary delays to your project.  Know what’s below-Call before you dig!

For more information, visit www.call811.com

Attention: JCP&L Customers:
A new outage communication tool is available!  
JCP&L has a new enhanced 24/7 Power Center online outage map, available at www.jcp-l.com. It displays individual outages, with best-available estimated restoration times, as well as the cause of the service disruption. Click on "My Town" when you enter this link.

Visit www.firstendergycorp.com/connet for information on how to connect directly to JCP&L with your mobile tools.

PSE&G Customers Always on the Go 
An Important Message from PSE&G:
We've heard your calls for better communication and made some significant changes there, too. We've ramped up our pre-storm messaging across all channels, with a focus on helping you understand what to expect from an event, how you can prepare and stay safe, and how you can best communicate with us. We launched MyAlerts, which allows our customers to opt in for text messages as well as email notifications about outages in their area and service restoration. We urge all our customers to sign up for MyAlerts  (http://www.pseg.com/myalerts)  and to update contact information with us now, before the next storm hits. Meanwhile, more communications upgrades are on the way. By this spring, customers will be able to report outages via text message, too. And, very soon, customers will be able to get localized outage information online and through their smart phones.




Click on meeting or event for more information.