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Water & Sewer
Water Department
Contact
Donald Rish
Superintendent

444 Valentine St.
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Ph: (732) 247-9379
Fx: (732) 247-4844

After Hours:
(732) 572-3800


Hours
Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Middlesex Water Company
Ph: (732) 634-1500
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Water/Sewer Billing Dept
Ph: (732) 819-3787
Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
Closed

Water meters are read and bills are mailed each quarter.  The Borough has installed remote water meter registers which can be read from outside the house. 

Things to Remember:
 
  • Any internal leak, however small, can quickly add up to several gallons of wasted water. Repair all leaks promptly to avoid high bills.  If you are unsure if you have a leak, please contact the Billing office to schedule an appointment.
  • Road Opening Permits are required anytime road excavation is done. These permits can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Department.

Water Billing

Water bills are paid are mailed four times a year.

Water Bill Due Dates
  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December

Water Meter Readings
  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

Water and Sewer Rates Per Cycle

Minimum Water Charge (0-799 Cu Ft) $35.55 flat charge
Minimum Sewer Charge (0-799 Cu Ft) $28.30 flat charge
Water Charge (800-999 Cu Ft) $46.09 flat charge
Sewer Charge (800-999 Cu Ft) $36.37 flat charge
Water Charge (1,000-9,999 Cu Ft) $57.57 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Sewer Charge (1,000-9,999 Cu Ft) $44.01 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Water Charge (10,000+ Cu Ft) $61.60 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Sewer charge (10,000+ Cu Ft) $47.09 per 1,000 Cu Ft

1,000 cubic feet of water equals 7,480 Gallons

8% interest will be charged on the first $1,500.00 of arrears and 18% interest on the remaining balance if not paid by the due date.

It is hereby established for the Calendar Year 2018 the following surcharges based on water consumption during the Calendar Year 2017:

Usage Amount Surcharge Rate
0 to 3,196 Cu Ft $63.80 flat charge
3,197 to 3,996 Cu Ft $71.58 flat charge
3,997 to 39,999 Cu Ft $19.45 per 1,000 Cu Ft
40,000 and up Cu Ft $21.40 per 1,000 Cu Ft

The surcharge provided for hereinabove shall be billed quarterly together with the water consumption for 2018 based upon the water consumption rates set forth in Section 328-23 of the Code of the Borough of Highland Park, 2010.

Any municipal lien remaining unpaid on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the current fiscal year is subject to Tax Sale at anytime thereafter (Ch 99, PL 1977)



Sewer Department

If you experience sewer back-up please call the Water and Sewer Department during normal office hours, or the Highland Park Police at 732-572-3800 after regular business hours and holidays.  Please call our offices before calling a sewer cleaning contractor as we will have an employee come out to inspect the borough's main and let you know if a cleaning contractor is needed.

  • Road Opening Permits are required anytime road excavation is done. These permits can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Department.
  • Sanitary Sewer Project-the borough is involved in finding excessive inflow and infiltration of water which gets into our sewer system. Problem areas are being grouted, tele-viewed and pipes are being replaced.

Water Quality

"The Borough of Highland Park takes the health and safety of our residents seriously.  We’re aware of the Environmental Working Group article and appreciate the opportunity to clarify that metric assigned to our Borough.  Highland Park had a Total Trihalomethane MCL violation in 2016 which contributed to the 5 rating published in the reporting.  However, corrective action is already in place to address that violation and we have since regained and are currently in compliance.  It’s important to understand that the water delivered to Highland Park residents meets or is better than all regulatory standards. We mail annual water quality testing and monitoring data to all residents and want them to be informed about their drinking water."




HIGHLAND PARK, NJ
221 S. Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 572-3400