Sewer sale

The Borough sold the wastewater system to New Jersey American Water (NJAW) in 2023.

About the sewer bill

  • September 1, 2023 was the last day for online payments to the Borough.
  • The final sewer utility bill from the Borough covered the service period from July 1 through September 30, 2023.
  • Starting in October 2023, New Jersey American Water will include water and wastewater services in one bill, per Block and Lot.
  • If you are a landlord or tenant, please review the NJAW letter for more information.
  • Starting on October 1, please contact New Jersey American Water to pay your sewer bill.

About the referendum process

  • August 1, 2022: Borough Council approved the potential sale of the wastewater system
  • June 17, 2022: NJAW presented a bid proposal
  • September 20 and 29, 202: Somerville residents attended Town Hall meetings to learn more about the potential sale and make an informed vote
  • November 8, 2022: A local referendum question was placed on the ballot and voters approved the $7 million sale to NJ American Water
  • March 6, 2023: Borough Council granted permission to NJ American Water to provide wastewater collection services in Somerville
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