Rates for Service
Your bill is comprised of a fixed facility charge, the consumption rate and when applicable, a purchased water adjustment charge.
The fixed facility charge is monthly in addition to your monthly water usage. Included in the fixed facility charge are costs for labor, insurance, taxes and return on investment.
Fixed Facility Charges – Monthly
The consumption rate is for the actual measured water usage on the water meter. This is the amount you have control over. Your bill can vary greatly from your neighbors depending on how many people live in your house and how you use water in your home. We estimate that a family of 4 will average 8,000 gallons of water per month for indoor use only. During the summer months, your bill can increase dramatically if you have a sprinkler system or fill a pool. Any amount of seasonal outdoor water use is going to reflect an increase in your bill.
Consumption Charge as of October 10, 2014
All Consumers $5.15 per 1,000 gallons
PWAC = $0.019 per 1,000 gallons*
*PWAC (Purchased Water Adjustment Clause) is a charge to recover increases in the purchased water costs from our suppliers. It went into effect on 5-1-2017
The state of New Jersey enacted Ch. 443 of the Laws of New Jersey 1983 concerning the periodic testing of public water supplies which established a water tax of $0.01 per 1,000 gallons of water. This tax is reflected and included in the above rates.
OTHER WATER SERVICE CHARGES
Turn-on charge – A charge of $25.00 during normal working hours and a charge of $50.00 after normal working hours shall be made for resumption of service after discontinuance due to nonpayment of bills or violation of Company’s tariff.
Bad check charge – should the Company receive a negotiable instrument from a customer in payment of a bill, charge or deposit due, and such instrument is subsequently dishonored or uncollectible for any reason, the Company shall charge the customer a handling charge of $25.00 per instrument.
Frozen Meter charge – If your meter is located in an unheated garage, utility closet or crawl space and you do not properly insulate your water pipes during the winter months, you run the risk of frozen pipes which can damage our meter. If it is necessary to change a frozen water meter we will charge you for the replacement cost.
WATER COMPANY TARIFF 2017
To view a full copy of our New Jersey Board of Public Utility approved Tariff, click Tariff 5-1-2017.
Purchased Water Adjustment Clause (PWAC)
On October 13, 2017, Gordon’s Corner Water Company filed a request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) for a change in its Purchased Water Adjustment Clause (PWAC). The proposed rate adjustment provides no profits to the Company and merely represents a pass-through of charges from purveyors who supply water to the Company. To view the filed Petition, BPU Docket No. WR17101064, click PWAC 10-13-2017.