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 calcium hypochlorite in accordance with DEP and EPA standards . The drinking water is then distributed through approximately 150,000 feet of pipe to over 3,000 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.
UTILITY PAYMENTS ARE DUE QUARTERLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
March 1st , June 1st, September 1st, December 1st
Bills are mailed approximately three weeks prior to due date. It is the homeowners responsibility to know when payments are due.
NJ DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WINTER TERMINATION PROGRAM
If you are having trouble paying your residential electric, sewer and water service bills this winter, the NJ Department of Community Affairs has a program to protect you from having these utilities turned off from November 15th through March 15th.
Protection under the Winter Termination program can be obtained by verbally advising a utility company of your eligibility or by submitting a Self-Certification form to the utility company. Stone Harbor residential customers may communicate eligibility via the following methods: call 609-368-4223 | email Manny Parada, Water & Sewer Director, ParadaM@SHNJ.org or mail self-certification to Borough of Stone Harbor, 9508 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
The State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help you pay arrears for your water and sewer bills. The program may also be able to help address tax liens due to water and sewer arrears.
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 .