Water/Sewer Department

**Please review Local Finance Notice 2021-22 available for refrence under Quick Links**

Signed on December 21st, Senate Bill 4081 instituted the following immediate measures for residential customers of local government water, sewer, and electric service:   

1)            Extending until March 15, 2022 the shutoff moratorium for water, sewer, and municipal electric service. This moratorium does not apply to a shut off needed to prevent or reduce the risk to public health or safety.
2)            Extending the grace period for water and municipal electric charges until March 15, 2022.
3)            A grace period has been instituted for the unpaid balance of any sewer charges until March 15, 2022. Delinquent sewer charges that were sold at tax sale by January 1, 2022 are not affected. Please note that interest and penalties, including the year-end penalty, cannot be enforced on the unpaid balance.
4)            An installment plan must be offered to satisfy the unpaid balance of any water, sewer, and electric charges accrued between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022. Delinquent sewer charges accruing between March 9, 2020 and December 31, 2021 that had been sold at tax sale by January 1, 2022 are not affected.
     a)      The installment plan shall have a minimum 12 month duration unless the residential customer requests a shorter payback period, and cannot require the residential customer to pay a down payment, deposit, or reconnection costs. The maximum duration of an installment plan remains five (5) years pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-19.
     b)      An installment plan cannot require the payment of interest or penalties on the unpaid balance. 
     c)      Notwithstanding N.J.S.A. 54:5-19, an installment plan must be offered even if one already exists on the property for property taxes, assessments or other municipal charges.
     d)      If a residential customer does not agree to an installment plan within 30 days of being offered a plan by the municipality or local authority, appropriate enforcement action can be taken after March 15, 2022, including bringing to tax sale the unpaid balance accruing between March 9, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Please note that interest and penalties, including the year-end penalty, cannot be enforced on the unpaid balance.
5)            After March 15, 2022, delinquent water, sewer, and electric charges that had accrued prior to March 9, 2020 and after March 15, 2022 can be enforced pursuant to law including interest and penalties. A municipality or local authority is not obligated to offer an installment plan for such accrued charges.

Direct ACH will be withdrawn on the last day of the quarterly grace period 

The water and sewer systems of the Borough of Manasquan are consolidated and shall be operated as one (1) utility under the title of Water and Sewer Utility. Manasquan residents are billed quarterly for their water/sewer usage. Your meter is read remotely by an authorized employee of the Borough of Manasquan and all bills reflect your actual water/sewer usage.

Meters are read and bills are mailed quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The base water and sewer service rate shall be billed in advance on a quarterly basis. Water and Sewer usage charges shall be billed on a quarterly basis in the quarter following the actual usage. 

All billings shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days of the billing date, then the billings will be considered delinquent, and water service to the customer having a delinquent account may be discontinued.  Interest shall accrue on all unpaid balances at the rate to eighteen (18%) percent per annum from the date of the delinquency. 

When submitting payments, please make sure to include your account number on your check.


For water/sewer bill information, please call (732) 223-0544 x330

You may mail your water/sewer payments to:

Borough of Manasquan
201 E. Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Staff Contacts

NamePhone Numberemail

732-223-0544 ext. 330