Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA)555 Route 440
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel: (201) 432-1150
Fax: (201) 432-1576
Dan Becht, Municipal Utilities Director
|JCMUA & United Water Institute Change of Address To Save Thousands!
Update 2011 10 13 -The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) announced today that United Water bills for water and sewage will now have a Newark, New Jersey Post Office box address for bill payments as opposed to a Jersey City Post Office box address. According to JCMUA officials, this should have little effect on customers who mail in their payments because the payment coupon is inserted into a windowed envelope.
The bigger issue, however, is for residents who pay through internet banking, where the mailing address will need to be changed. United Water is contacting the banks to try to make the change automatic, so customers won’t need to update the info themselves. The purpose for the change? A cost savings of about $4,000 per month!
The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) operates both the sewerage and water systems of Jersey City. A Board of Commissioners consisting of five regular appointments and two alternates governs the JCMUA. The Mayor of Jersey City with the consent of the City Council appoints the Commissioners.
Begun as the Jersey City Sewerage Authority (JCSA) in 1949, the JCSA built two sewage treatment plants to meet early requirements for treating wastewater prior to discharging into the rivers. These plants were built on Route 440 and at the foot of Communipaw Avenue. These treatment plants served the residents of Jersey City until 1990, when more stringent environmental rules required an upgrade of the treatment system. Using a $21 million grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the JCSA converted its two treatment plants to pumping stations and began pumping wastewater under the Newark Bay to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in Newark.
The JCSA became the JCMUA in 1998, when the Authority took over the responsibility of the Jersey City Water system. Previously, a department within the City had operated the water system. The JCMUA has contracted the operations of the water system to United Water of Jersey City.
For more information on the Municipal Utilities Authority, visit the JCMUA website.
For more information on United Water, visit the United Water website.
For more information on the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, visit the PVSC website.
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