Water & Sewer Billing
COVID- 19 RATEPAYER INFORMAtion
New Jersey's utility shutoff moratorium ended on March 15th, but some residential customers with overdue utility bills can receive an extension to June 15th.
A new law requires local authorities, municipal or public utilities, and rural electric cooperatives to continue providing electric, gas, sewer, or water service to residential customers who have submitted an application for utility assistance prior to June 15th, 2022 but have not yet received a decision on their application.
To receive the extension, you need to apply for assistance. One easy way to apply is by visiting the DCAid Service Portal hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Installment Plans: Installment plans for arrearages accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022 are available through April 29th, 2022 for a twelve(12) month duration. To maintain the installment plan, a residential customer must pay the monthly installment amount, plus the current bill or the plan will be voided. For more information, please contact 732-828-2100 x183.
Bill Assistance & Arrearage Forgiveness Programs:
Contact: 1-844-930-1778 or Call: 2-1-1.
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.
Note: The Boroughshut off water due to non-payment of bills.
BE ADVISED that 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., 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.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has developed 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. For further information, please visit: LIHWAP
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.