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The Borough of Stone Harbor diligently strives to provide consumers with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. The Water Department is supervised by the Public Works Department and a Water & Sewer Committee of Borough Council. Water and sewer rents are collected at Borough Hall, 9508 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor. Stone Harbor’s water is pumped by four wells from a fresh water supply at a depth of 890 feet in a geological formation known as the Kirkwood Aquifer. After being pumped from the ground, Stone Harbor’s water is aerated to remove hydrogen sulfide. It is stored in a 65,000 gallon underground reservoir, and then pumped into the 500,000 gallon elevated water tank, which stands 133 feet above ground level at 95th Street near Second Avenue. Water pressure is maintained at approximately 52 pounds per square inch, and is disinfected with gas chlorine in accordance with DEP and EPA standards. The drinking water is then distributed through approximately 150,000 feet of pipe to over 2,900 customer accounts throughout the Borough. All water supplied to consumers is measured by water meters, which are electronically read quarterly and regularly maintained for accuracy. Stone Harbor has an interconnection with the water system of the Borough of Avalon for emergency use. Consumers and citizens having any questions or needing any further information on the water system are welcome to contact Craig Loper at Public Works 609-368-7311.
The Stone Harbor Water Department proudly provides top quality water to every tap. We ask our consumers to help us protect and preserve our water source, which is the heart of our community, our way of life, and our children’s future.
IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION
2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Source Water Assessment Summary
Water conservation is any beneficial reduction in water loss, or water use. Conserving water is a year-round activity. Commit to cutting back your water usage and practice conserving water throughout the year! Let us all do our part to preserve our precious, limited, natural resource.
Storm Water Management: Please do not dispose of paint, trash, gasoline, oil, grass clippings, fertilizers or hazardous chemicals into our waterways. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Borough of Stone Harbor would like to remind our residents and visitors of the sensitivity of our environment here in your shore community. Rain water carries any materials left on our sidewalks, driveways, and lawns into our streets. Rain water carries this material into our storm sewers and catch basins. From our streets, rain water moves through our storm water collection system pipes underground to our ocean and bays. The Borough provides these PDF educational documents on various methods of smart storm water management practices:
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Irrigation: It is especially important to conserve water when irrigating: Don’t allow run off, don’t water on windy days, set timers conservatively, install rain sensors, showcase drought resistant plants and shrubs, and properly winterize your irrigation system.
www.wateruseitwisely.com visit this website for 100 ways to save water, conduct a home water audit, conserve water outdoors, set irrigation schedules, landscape ideas – including low-water use plants, educational tools & links, technologies, and much more!
www.sosforkids.com Save our Seas is an educational, fun website geared especially for children & teens to learn how to protect & preserve the environment.
Irrigation Watering Schedule 542-25.1: Sprinklers/irrigation may be used only between the hours of 6:00pm-9:00am. NORTH of 96th Street Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. SOUTH of 96th Street Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only. No irrigiation is permitted on Sunday. Smart System Irrigation Control Systems may run daily (EXCEPT SUNDAY) during the designated time 6:00pm-9:00am. Smart System Control systems must be registered with the Utilities Department. Certification form may be found on the home page of this website under the online services tab/downloadable forms and is available here: 2014 Smart System Irrigation Control
Sewer: Conserving water consumption during the summer months of July, August and September may consequently reduce future sewer charges; actual water consumption recorded during the summer period is the basis for computing the following year’s sewer volume charges: by using less, you will be charged less! Summer consumption is recorded on November’s water bill.
Summer leaks: Should you experience a water leak during the months of July, August and September after you contact your plumber, please notify the Department of Public Works at 609-368-7311: an employee of the Stone Harbor Water Department must determine that the leak did not drain into the sanitary collection system in order to be eligible for a sewer rate adjustment; all water that passes through the meter is billable, regardless whether used or wasted. Filing for a sewer adjustment must be made in writing to the Utilities Collector within 45 days of the billing date containing the charges, plumbing invoices are necessary to support your claim. For further information, please call the Utility Revenue Collection Department at (609) 368-4223.
Emergency Contact Information: Please stop by the Police Department and fill out an Emergency Contact form so we can quickly get in touch with you in the event of a water leak, or other emergency.
Properly Winterize your vacation home and/or irrigation system: If the Department of Utilities is dispatched to your property in the event the water must be turned off as a result of an emergency, such as frozen pipes causing leaks, the service charge is $250. Special charges may apply for multiple turn-offs.
Water Waste at 40 Pounds Pressure
- a 1/32″ leak wastes 170 gallons in 24 hours
- a 1/16″ leak wastes 600 gallons in 24 hours
- a 1/8″ leak wastes 2500 gallons in 24 hours
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Informational Video on the Importance of Winterizing Your Home: