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 please contact the water and sewer department at 856-423-0654 x404.
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.
BE ADVISED that, until March 15, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or electric accounts, or referring a delinquent water 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.
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.
BE ADVISED that residents experiencing economic hardship during COVID-19 and who are behind on their water payments may be eligible to enter into an agreement whereby the resident agrees to pay their arrearages in installments over a twelve month period. Requests must be in writing and received by April 15, 2022 via email to email@example.com or at 159 Democrat Rd, Mickleton, NJ 08056. 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 the East Greenwich Township water and sewer department at 856-423-0654 x404.Click here to View PDF