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973-635-0674

54 Fairmount Avenue 
Chatham, NJ

Utilities

Water

The Borough of Chatham provides water service to it residents. Bills are sent on a quarterly basis. For billing questions please call 973-635-0674 extension 214.

Sewerage

Billing for sewerage is done on a quarterly basis; and charges appear along with those for water in a combined bill. The fees for sewerage are based on metered water consumption, and are measured in cubic feet. For further questions on billing please call 973-635-0674 extension 214. If emergency sewer back up should occur, please phone the police department at 973-635-8000.

For general questions or comments please emial us at : utilities@chathamborough.org

For more information on sewer rates and revenue, Sewer Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) about Chatham Borough’s Water and Sewer Revenue Systems.

Solid Waste

The Borough provides solid waste removal for its residents. Billing is done annually. In addition, residents are required to place all garbage in special green bags which may be obtained at certain local vendors, including Kings Market, Shop Rite and Dreyer’s Lumber. Pick-ups take place twice a week, with a Bulk Pick-up for larger items once a month, at beginning of each month. Pick-up dates are determined by the location of each residence.

All items are to be placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. on the day of pick up, but not before 5:00 p.m. the night before. For a list of dates and important phone numbers, calendars may be obtained at Borough Hall. For solid waste questions, please call 973-635-0674 extension 214.

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 its entirety. For more information, contact Utility Collections Department at 973-701-6812.

 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, until March 15, 2022, Executive Order 229 and Senate Bill 4081 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water, sewer or electric accounts, or referring a delinquent water, sewer 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) is currently developing 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. Further information will be provided once the program goes live.

OPPORTUNITY TO REPAY ARREARAGES IN INSTALLMENTS

BE ADVISED that residents experiencing economic hardship during COVID-19 and who are behind on their water and sewer payments may be eligible to enter into an agreement whereby the resident agrees to pay their arrearages in installments over a period of time. As part of the agreement, the resident must keep up to date on all current charges. For more information on repaying arrearages in installments, please contact Chatham Borough Utility Collections Department at 973-701-6812.