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March 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-23, the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the HMUA Administration Building, 424 Hurley Drive, Hackettstown, NJ, at 7:00 PM, to consider the adoption of changes to the water and sewer connection fees and other fees listed in the Rate Schedule in Section VII of its Rules and Regulations.  Proposed changes are outlined below.

  •  Application Fees:

o   Water Filing Fee - $30.00 per EDU, but not more than $1,000.00 nor less than $200.00 for a project.  In the case of one single-family dwelling, the fee shall be $40.00.

o   Sewer Filing Fee - $30.00 per EDU, but not more than $1,000.00 nor less than $200.00 for a project.  In the case of one single-family dwelling, the minimum fee shall be $40.00.

o   Application Review Fee (Escrow) - $50.00 per EDU, minimum of $1,000.00 or as directed by the Authority.

  • Connection Fees:

o   Water Connection Fee -$5,530 Per EDU

o   Sewer Connection Fee -$5,505 Per EDU

  • Administrative Reimbursement Fee -$150.00 Per EDU
  • Inspection Fees

o   Water Main Inspection - $1.50 per foot

o   Sewer Main Inspection - $1.50 per foot

  • Construction Water Service Charges Deposit

o   5/8” x 3/4" - $250.00

o   2-1/2” Hydrant Meter - $1,500.00

  • Meter Setting Charge: Cost of the Water Meter and Reading Device as purchased by the HMUA plus $30 for installation.
  • Miscellaneous Fees and Charges

o   Water Turn-On Fee - $30.00

o   Service Fee - $35.00

o   Check Reprocessing Fee - $35.00

o   Turn Off /Turn On Fees*  - $20.00

*To shut off and discontinue service at the request of the customer, for a period of more than a week.  No charge for routine shut off for less than 1 week.

o   Meter Testing Charge - $50.00

o   Reading & Billing Charge - $20.00

o   Charge for 2nd and subsequent appointment(s) due to missed appointment(s) by customer - $30.00


The proposed fee adjustments will be considered to become effective immediately upon approval of the HMUA Board following the public hearing.  The Proposed Fee Changes are available for inspection at the HMUA Administration Building or can be viewed at


All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and to offer comment and pose questions to the person(s) offering evidence in support of the proposed actions.


                                          Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority

                                          Kathleen Corcoran, PE, PP, PMP, Executive Director

After Hours or Weekends/Holidays Emergency Call - (908) 850-7046