Sewer

Mission Statement

The Howell Township Utilities Department shall provide our customers with the highest quality services at a reasonable cost, with the most responsible impact on the environment.

Responsibilities

The Utilities Department runs and maintains 10 wet wells in the 65 square mile town. We also oversee construction of transmission lines and laterals.

Utility Help is Still Available

New Jersey' Bill with Checkmark Opens in new windows utility shutoff moratorium ended on March 15th, but some residential customers with overdue utility bills can receive an extension to June 15th.

A new law requires local authorities, municipal or public utilities, and rural electric cooperatives to continue providing electric, gas, sewer, or water service to residential customers who have submitted an application for utility assistance prior to June 15th, 2022 but have not yet received a decision on their application.

To receive the extension, you need to apply for assistance. One easy way to apply is by visiting the DCAid Service Portal hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

Important Message: Covid-19 Ratepayer Relief Measures

Certain measures are in place providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this message in it's entirety: COVID-19 Utility Ratepayer Relief Notice

Installment Plans:
Installment plans for arrearages accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022 will not be considered until approval or denial of state assistance, on or after July 15, 2022. To maintain the installment plan, a residential customer must pay the monthly installment amount, plus the current bill or the plan will be voided. For more information, please contact 732-938-4500 x4367.

Bill Assistance & Arrearage Forgiveness Programs: 

  1. NJ Dept. of Community Affairs Assistance Programs
  2. American Rescue Plan Utility Debt Relief Program 
  3. Utility Assistance Programs
  4. "Do You Need Help With Your Home Energy Bills?"- Brochure

Contact: 1-844-930-1778 or Call: 2-1-1.

SERVICE SHUTOFF MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety. This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until March 15, 2022. 

LATE PAYMENT PENALTY AND LIEN ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or electric accounts or referring a delinquent water or electric payment to tax sale. On or after March 15, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector. 

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has developed a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information, please visit: LIHWAP