The NJ Department of Community Affairs has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation for eligible residential customers receiving residential water and/or sewer from November 15 through March 15.
Service cannot be disconnected during this period to those residential customers who demonstrate at the time of the intended termination that they are:
- Recipients of LIHEAP, or certified as eligible therefor pursuant to standards set by the New Jersey Department of Human Services;
- Recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF);
- Recipients of Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
- Recipients of Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD);
- Recipients of General Assistance (GA) benefits; Recipients of the Universal Service Fund (USF);
- Recipients of the Low-income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP);
- Recipients of benefits under the Lifeline Credit Program; or
- Persons unable to pay their utility bills because of circumstances beyond their control. Such circumstances shall include, but shall not be limited to, unemployment, illness, medically related expenses, recent death of an immediate family member, and any other circumstances, which might cause financial hardship.
View the Winter Termination Program Notice for Residential Ratepayers to learn about the criteria for eligibility. More information about the program can also be found on the Winter Termination Program Flyer developed by the DCA. If you meet one or more of the mentioned criteria and wish to enroll in the program, please contact Kelly Jacobus, Revenue Clerk via email or call 973-989-7063.