Water & Sewer Billing

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 RATEPAYER RELIEF MEASURES

Certain measures are in place providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit the following websites:  

  1. NJDCA Assistance Programs 
  2. American Rescue Plan Utility Debt Relief Program 
  3. NJ Housing Assistance

Contact: 1-844-930-1778 or Call: 2-1-1.

SERVICE SHUTOFF MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety. This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until January 1, 2022. 

Note: The Borough does not shut off water due to non-payment of bills. However, Borough policy allows electricity to be shut off due to non-payment.

LATE PAYMENT PENALTY AND LIEN ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that, until January 1, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or electric accounts or referring a delinquent water or electric payment to tax sale. On or after January 1, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector. 

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently developing a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will be provided once the program goes live. 

Water and Sewer is billed quarterly and is based on consumption from the prior billing period meter read to the current billing period meter read.

Final Billing Fee

When a property is being sold, and a transfer of ownership occurs- finals must be requested 24 hours in advance. A final billing fee of $25 will be added to each water and sewer account. View the Final Meter Readings Form (PDF).

Meter Testing Fee

If a meter is determined to be inaccurately recording the water usage, there will be no charge to the user. However, if the meter is found to be recording correctly, the user shall pay a testing fee of $20.

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