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Water Meter Notice

This is to announce that all owners of residences in Long Beach Township will be required by the State to install water meters by the end of 2020. This notice will provide general information on meeting this requirement.

Billing

  • In 2019 and 2020, residences will be billed for water consumption under the current system; i.e. number of kitchens, bathrooms, appliances, fixtures, etc.
  • Effective January 1, 2021, residences will be billed based on a basic fee and water meter reading.
  • All meters will be read remotely.

Meter Pick-Up

  • During the latter part of 2019, owners or their plumbers will be able to pick up their meter at a designated Township location.
  • Details of the cost of a meter and when and where it can be picked up will be provided in a future communication.

Installation

  • All meters must be installed by July 1, 2020.
  • The cost of the meter and the installation will be the responsibility of the homeowner.
  • The meter must be installed in a heated part of the house or in a meter pit at the curb. The best location for the meter as well as the meter size should be discussed with a plumber prior to picking up the meter.
  • If you currently have a meter, a conversion kit will also be available so that your meter is compatible with the meter reading equipment of our vendor.

As mentioned earlier, this is general information to let you know water meters are required in the Township and that specific details will be provided in early summer including the cost of the meters, location where they can be picked up, scheduling of the installation inspection, etc.

We will be setting up a website designated to the Water Meter Project in the near future and we will be providing updates for your reference.

For further information you can call the Water Sewer Department at 609-361-6669 and 609-492-6314.

 

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