Sewer Division FAQ's

What are those colored flags and paint marks that utility companies put on the area in front of my house?

All utility companies in New Jersey are required to mark any underground lines they have in an area of future excavation. It means someone plans to dig in the area in the next few days. The colors reflect different utility lines as follows:

  Electric
  Gas-oil-stream
  Communication CATV
  Water
  Sewer
  Temporary Survey Markings
  Proposed Excavation
 
How much water am I wasting if I have a leak?

If you have a leak, a great amount of water is being wasted and it can become very expensive. Based on the size of the leak, the amount of water wasted is as follows:
 

Water costs money…

Don’t waste it!

Waste per quarter at 60 psi water pressure

Diameter of stream

Gallons

Cubic Feet

Cubic Meters

A dripping faucet or fixture can waste 3 gallons a day… a total of 1,095 gallons a year.

1/4"

1,181,500

158,000

4,475

 

U.S. Equivalent

Metric Equivalent

3/16"

666,000

89,031

2,521

Fluid Oz.

8 fl. drams (1.804 cu. inches)

29.573 milliliters

1/8"

296,000

39,400

1,115

Pint

16 fl. oz. (28.875 cu. inches)

0.473 liter

1/16"

74,000

9,850

280

Quart

2 pints (57.75 cu. inches)

0.946 liter

A continuous leak from a hole this size would, over a three month period, waste water in the amounts shown above.

Gallon

4 quarts (231 cu. inches)

3.785 liters

 
Does my property have water & sewer connections available?
Contact the Water & Sewer Operations and tell them your block, lot, and street address. Once that information is given, we will be able to tell you if there is water & sewer connections on your property.
Why is my toilet constantly running?
This is not a problem with the toilet itself. This is a problem with the floats. This can be corrected by a plumber or the homeowner.
I think I have a problem with my sewer line. Can the township inspect it?
Where sewer line cleanouts are provided, utilities staff may be able to inspect the line with our camera equipment.
Can I lower my Sewer bill?
Residential properties are billed a flat fee. It is not based on water usage. However, commercial property is based on water usage, and a reduction in water usage will result in a lower sewer bill.