WARREN, NJ - By now residents who are customers of the Warren Township Sewerage Authority have received a revised Sewer Bill. This bill is the correct one you should have received. Additionally, the Sewerage Authority has changed its billing practices from quarterly payments to biannual payments effective Jan. 1, 2017 as part of a plan to improve services to customers.
The initial bill received by residents was inaccurate due to a computer error that was not detected by staff. All residential customers were under billed on the first bill and the Warren Township Sewerage Authority sincerely apologizes for this error. The authority said in a statement that, "We empathize with homeowners and will make certain that all future invoices are reviewed and accurate."
On Dec. 14, 2016, the Warren Township Sewerage Authority approved the 2017 average rate at $567.12 which is an increase of $2.84 over the 2016 rate of $564.28. The amount due for each property is determined based upon water use information reported to the Sewerage Authority from the New Jersey American Water Company.
The charges levied by the Warren Township Sewerage Authority, which is an independent body of seven members, only supports the operation of the sewerage plants, pump stations and other costs to operate the sewer system. Absolutely none of these revenues are used to support Warren Township operations as they are funded through the municipal budget.
"Thank you all for your patience during this time," the Warren Township Sewerage Authority said. We apologize for any inconvenience that this matter has caused."
Homeowners are welcome to contact the Warren Township Sewerage Authority Administrator, Deborah Catapano at (908) 753-8000, extension 258, at any time.