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Obadiah La Tourette
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Obadiah La Tourette
The Long Valley Mill

The building looms over the bustling Route 24, once called Chester Pike, just east of Long Valley center. At once, upon seeing it, you know that the mill holds a thousand stories and probably a thousand more secrets in its ancient timbers.

Aerial View of Long Valley
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Aerial View of
Long Valley in Fall

In the rolling hills of Morris County, Washington Twp is noted for preserved farmland and historic buildings. Washington Township was incorporated as a township on April 2, 1798, from portions of Roxbury Township.

5K Turkey Trot
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Turkey Trot 2017
in Long Valley

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started 12 years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch.

Police Honor Guard 2018
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Police Honor Guard 2018
Washington Township Police Department

The mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

Califon Road Park
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Califon Road Park
Pond at Califon Road Park

The pond at Califon Road Park is located behind the parking area for the park’s Little League field and four all-purpose fields

Memorial Day Ceremony
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Rock Spring Park

Washington Township held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to salute our brave servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much for our country at the Veterans Memorial Site at Rock Spring Park.

Santa Program
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Santa Program
Cucinella School

At the Recreation Department’s annual Afternoon with Santa at Cuccinella School, local families enjoyed face painting, balloon animal and photos with the Santa and his helper.

Health Announcements

Why should I maintain my septic system?


When septic systems are properly designed, constructed and maintained, they effectively reduce or eliminate most human health or environmental threats posed by pollutants in household wastewater. However, they require regular maintenance, or they can fail. Septic systems need to be monitored to ensure they work properly throughout their service lives.

How Do I Maintain My Septic System?

Inspect and Pump Frequently

The DEP recommends the average septic system be inspected and pumped every 3 to 5 years by an industry professional. The exact frequency of pumping and inspection is influenced by four factors:

1.       The number of people in your household

2.       The amount of wastewater generated (based on the number of people in the household and the amount of water used)

3.       The volume of solids in the wastewater (whether there are water-saving fixtures or a garbage disposal in the home)

4.       The septic tank size.

Inspections for septic systems serve various purposes, including real estate transactions, septic management programs, or local health department regulations. Systems with mechanical components may require more frequent inspections. During inspections, the septic tank is typically pumped to check for leaks, and measurements of scum and sludge layers are taken. If the scum layer is within 6 inches of the outlet tee's bottom or the sludge layer is within 12 inches, the tank is at maximum capacity. Recording these levels in maintenance records helps determine the necessary frequency of pumping for optimal system performance.


For more information on maintaining your septic system contact your local health department and check for septic records and if permits are needed for pumping , or visit:



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