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Montclair Township

Water Bureau/Sewer Utility

Montclair Water Bureau and Sewer Utility
54 Watchung Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Gary Obszarny, Director
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Phone: 973-744-4600

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE - for water billing questions call: 973-509-4924 / 4925

Water/Sewer payments must be mailed to: 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

For 2015 water rates, see Township Code Chapter 341: Water § 341-9 Water rates.

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PFOA in Montclair Water PDF Print E-mail

running faucetThursday, January 28, 2016

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an unregulated contaminant but must be sampled for according to Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3) set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). UCMR3 requires that water systems collect data for contaminants that are suspected to be present in drinking water but do not have health-based standards for safety under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The rule is intended to see if future regulations and setting maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) on the chosen contaminants will be required.

The Montclair Water Bureau performs annual quality testing of the Township’s drinking water and the reports are sent to all customers and posted on the township website. The Township’s most recent “Annual Drinking Water Quality Report” from 2014 showed sampling readings from Montclair’s three wells to be above the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) PFOA guidance level of 40 parts per trillion (ppt). The wells were sampled twice in 2015 and the readings were found to be at 35, 44, 48, 42, 46, 42 ppt.

The DEP’s guidance level is the first phase of an ongoing process to establish a drinking water standard for PFOA. The science regarding PFOA is developing rapidly and the DEP will continue to conduct sampling and evaluate data from all sources as it becomes available. DEP is not recommending a change in consumption patterns based on the most current information. (Source: http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/dwc_quality_pfoa.html)

“With levels so close to the guidance level, the NJ DEP did not recommend shutting off any wells,” said Montclair Water Bureau Director Gary Obszarny. “It’s important to note that due to decreased demand during the winter months, normally only the Glenfield well is in operation. Right now, because of low demand, all three wells are offline which means customers are receiving water only from the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC),” he said.

The NJDWSC -- which supplies approximately 80% of the Township’s water -- also performed testing for PFOA and the result was “non-detect,” meaning no signs of the contaminant were found.

Following NJ DEP’s recommendations, the Water Bureau has sent out for sampling materials for additional testing of the wells. The samples will be analyzed by an EPA certified laboratory.

“Additional sampling from various locations in the distribution system will provide the Township with a better idea of the extent of unregulated contaminant levels so that appropriate measures can be put into place if necessary,” said Mr. Obszarny.

In addition, the Water Bureau is arranging for a professional services agreement for a comprehensive modeling of the Township’s water system to better understand and manage these issues.

 
Corrected Sewer Bills Have Been Mailed to Affected Customers PDF Print E-mail

Friday, May 29, 2014

The Montclair Sewer Utility sent a number of customers incorrectly calculated sewer bills -- the miscalculated bills have been adjusted to reflect correct amounts and have been mailed to affected customers.

Please keep in mind that sewer bill payments are not due until June 30. If you have any questions on your sewer bill, please call the township billing office at 973-509-4977, 4921, 4922 or 4923 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 
Montclair Water Bureau: 2014 Water Quality Report PDF Print E-mail

2014 Water Quality Report CoverDownload 2014 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Montclair Water Bureau is pleased to share its annual drinking water quality report. This report is a summary of the quality of the water we
provide our customers. Our water meets all state and federal standards. The analysis covers January 1 through December 31, 2014, and was made by using the data from the most recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required tests and is presented in the report. We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about what’s in your drinking water.

 
Your Water Bill Format has Changed PDF Print E-mail

New Water BillThe Montclair Water Bureau changed the format of its bills to provide more information to customers so you have a better understanding of the services for which you are being billed. The layout has been expanded to show a number of new components on the bills.

Below is an explanation of the new information on your water bill -- download sample bill which numbers each section that is explained.

FRONT OF BILL

1.The top portion of the bill has your account information, bill date and billing due date all in the same area, as well as space for special messages, should they be required.

2. The middle section of the bill provides information about your water usage. It includes the billing date and period, the number of days in the billing period, your meter number, the current and previous read on your meter number, your water usage in cubic feet, the amount you owe for the billing period in question and the due date for payment.

Should you owe money on a previous bill or have a credit made toward your bill, this information will also be reflected in the “ACCOUNT ACTIVITY” area of this section.

The bar graph displaying “WATER USAGE HISTORY” will show your quarterly usage in units – where 1 unit = 100 cubic feet – for the current quarter, the same quarter one year ago, and the same quarter two years ago. This will allow customers to compare their consumption for the same billing period from year-to-year.

4. The bottom portion of the bill is your payment coupon which you send in with your check.

BACK OF BILL

5. The top portion provides phone numbers for questions about your bill and an explanation of fees and other charges, including how late fees are calculated.

6. The bottom portion provides payment option information.

If you have any questions about your water bill, please contact the billing department at 973-509-4925, 4924, 4923, 4921, or 4977.

For water service issues, please call 973-744-4600.

 
Montclair Water Bureau: 2013 Water Quality Report PDF Print E-mail

2013 Water Quality  Report CoverDownload 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Montclair Water Bureau is pleased to share its Annual Drinking Water Quality Report covering all testing performed between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The report is a summary of the quality of the water the Bureau provides to its customers. Our water meets all state and federal standards. The analysis was made by using the data from the most recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required tests. We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about what’s in your drinking water.

 
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