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The HMUA is committed to providing the community with safe, clean drinking water and quality wastewater management, while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.

Job Opening - Deputy Director January 30, 2019

The Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (HMUA) has an immediate opening for a full time Deputy Executive Director. HMUA owns and operates public water supply and distribution facilities and sanitary sewer collection and treatment facilities serving five municipalities in Warren and Morris Counties. HMUA Customers are billed directly for water and sewer utility services.  Water and sewer facilities include six water supply wells, two water booster stations, four water storage tanks, 100 miles of water distribution main, a 3.3 MGD wastewater treatment facility, four sewage lift stations and 80 miles of sanitary sewer collection system.  SCADA and GIS are used extensively. 

Position includes close coordination with Executive Director, management staff and professional consultants.  Responsibilities will involve working with engineering design drawings; maintenance of GIS information; SCADA systems; monitoring and tracking of operations performance objectives; oversight of construction and operations for quality assurance; tracking of system performance goals; tracking of regulatory compliance requirements and goals; and various other projects as determined by the Executive Director. 

Must have desire to work in innovative and team oriented environment. Position requires strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Successful candidate must possess strong understanding of water and wastewater operations and ability to understand engineering design and construction documents. 

HMUA is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a strong benefits package, including NJ State health benefits, pension (PERS), and generous paid time off and holidays.  Qualified candidate must possess valid driver’s license, successfully pass a background check, and meet New Jersey residency requirements.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or mail to HMUA, P.O. Box 450, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

NOTICE OF RATE HEARING - JANUARY 8, 2019 November 27, 2018

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-23, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the HMUA Administration Building, 424 Hurley Drive, Hackettstown, NJ, at  7:00 PM to consider the adoption of water and sewer charges. The proposed rate adjustments will be considered to become effective with the February 1, 2019 billing. In addition, water and sewer rates shall be increased by 2% annually for five years beginning February 1, 2020 through February 1, 2024. Fire Service Charges and Miscellaneous Fees and Charges will remain unchanged.

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

HMUA Rate Hearing Notice - Jan 8, 2019

HMUA Rate Hearing Notice - Jan 8, 2019


The HMUA has contracted with Pillari Brothers Construction Corp. to install new lined ductile iron water main in several streets in Hackettstown.  The new water main will replace aging, smaller diameter unlined cast iron piping.  The completion of this project will result in improved distribution system flows, delivered water quality, and improved system reliability for HMUA customers. 

The project is scheduled to begin the week of May 21st and be completed by October 31st.  Following are the areas to be impacted, listed by proposed construction sequence: 

  1. Richard Drive (Area 2)
  2. Cindy Terrace and Hurley Drive from Cindy Ter. To Miller St. (Area 1)
  3. Pine Street and Service Lines on Willow Grove St. (Area 3)
  4. Maple Avenue from Plane St. to Moore St. (Area 6)
  5. Franklin Street west of bridge to High St. (Area 4)
  6. Franklin Street east of bridge to Willow Grove St. (Area 5)

During construction of the project, roadways may be closed temporarily; however, construction will accommodate local traffic and access to driveways as much as possible.  Those customers directly impacted by the construction will be provided a notice by Pillari Brothers in advance of the construction.  

If a water service interruption is scheduled, affected customers will be notified by HMUA prior to interruption.  However, emergency situations may occur requiring immediate shutdown of the water main.  Please understand that we are making every effort to avoid any service interruption and will work diligently to reduce the duration of interruptions.

During the construction period, you may wish to store an adequate supply of water for drinking or other purposes in case of service interruption.  When your water service is turned back on, you may notice the water to be discolored.  With some flushing of your plumbing fixtures this discoloration will clear up.  If this condition does not clear up please contact our Business Office Day or Night and our personnel will respond.

Please bear with us while we work to improve your water quality and fire protection.  Please contact the HMUA Business Office at 852-3622 with any questions or if we can be of further service.

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