As a policy, the Township does not turn off water to a home when property ownership changes, new residents move in or out or payment on an account is delinquent. Starting or stopping water service is actually the transferring of water billing from one account holder to another.
Final Meter Readings
In order to transfer an account, you need a final water meter reading. Final readings are scheduled through the Utility office. You must have a new Neptune meter to receive a final reading. If you have an old manual meter please call or email the Township Water Services and the installation of a new meter will be expedited. More about the new meters.
Special Meter Reading Charge
The Township will assess a $25.00 charge whenever an existing customer, the property owner or the property owner’s agent requests a special meter reading on a date other than the regularly scheduled meter reading. You must have a new AMI Neptune meter to receive a special reading. This charge may not be assessed to a new customer’s account.
How To Transfer A Water Account
The following are various different situations where this may occur and the documentation required in order to get a final reading under your billing account, settle your water account and transfer it to a new responsible party.
If you are selling a property then the new owner must contact the Utility office and supply the following:
- Closing Disclosure Document, or Settlement Statement that lists the new owner’s name and information.
- In lieu of Settlement Statement, the full first page of a deed may be emailed, dropped off at the Municipal Drop Box or faxed to (732) 662-6624. A photo image is not acceptable.
Landlords & Tenants
Landlord and tenant issues can feel very complicated when it comes to utilities. Know your rights and responsibilities.