Ordinance 2527: Annual Sewer Rates

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Published: May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 AM EST

The monetary rate for sewer use by residents, commercial establishments, and industrial businesses are set by ordinance every year. This year, Ordinance 2527 will set the 2018 rate for all users – except industrial – at $3 for every 100 cubic feet of water consumed. There is a minimum rate of $57 which will be charged if less than 2,000 cubic feet are used.

This is the same rate for the last nine years.

The rate for industrial use by businesses classified as such this year is $663.52. That charge fluctuates every year.

Water consumption is based on consumption readings reported by New Jersey American Water Company for the period of twelve (12) months which can be most closely defined as the previous year.

Water usage is measured by gallons which translates to approximately 7.5 cubic feet for every one (1) gallon. Information on how much water is used for things such as flushing a toilet, brushing teeth, taking a shower, etc. can be found on the United States Geological Survey website (link).

Year
Rate
Minimum
Industrial
2018
$3.00
$663.52
$57.00
2017
$3.00
$738.92
$57.00
2016
$3.00
$717.32
$57.00
2015
$3.00
$742.21
$57.00
2014
$3.00
$681.87
$57.00
2013
$3.00
$748.12
$57.00
2012
$3.00
$441.73
$57.00
2011
$3.00
$447.24
$57.00
2010
$3.00
$564.38
$57.00
2009
$3.00
$493.45
$57.00
2008
$2.30
$573.21
$45.00

Every year, there are residents who question the amount of sewer use listed on the postcard that the municipality sends year. Some of those result in a reduction of their sewer bills (link).

The public hearing and vote for Ordinance 2527 are set for May 17th at Thursday night’s municipal meeting in borough hall located at 110 East Westfield Avenue. It is set to start at 7 p.m.

A copy of Ordinance 2527 is included below:


Download RP Ordinance 2527