Reminders to Our Customers
1. DO NOT FLUSH DISPOSABLE WIPES DOWN THE TOILET
With the increased use of disposable wipes during this Coronavirus pandemic, we are reminding our customers to make sure you DO NOT flush wipes down the toilet. Disposable wipes, even those labeled as flushable, do not properly breakdown as toilet paper does in the sewer system. Flushing these wipes can potentially cause blockage of sewer lines and sewage pumps being clogged. This could result in sewage backing up into your home or spills to the environment, in addition to costly and time consuming repairs.
Please make sure disposable wipes are thrown IN THE TRASH and NOT flushed down the toilet.
Edison Sewer Department greatly appreciates your cooperation in maintaining a healthy sewer
system for our community.
2. Edison Water Utilities encourages its customers to voluntarily conserve water where possible, especially outdoors for activities such as lawn and landscape watering and other water-dependent activities in and around the home.
Helpful water conservation tips are available at:http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htmor http://www.epa.gov/watersense
3. Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html
4. Covid 19 Payment Assistance During State of Emergency
The Edison Water Utility is aware that COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) has put many of our customers in a difficult financial position, whether through the loss of their employment, lay-offs or a reduction of hours. We understand that we are all in this together and we are offering help to our customers during this difficult time. Please understand that we are committed to helping our customers in any way that we legally can do so. On June 19, 2020, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed into law NJ A4126, which now “Permits local units and authorities to waive interest and lien enforcement for certain delinquent water and sewer utility payments during emergency circumstances.” Accordingly, the Authority will provide for customers who are having difficulty paying their BTMUA bill due to the Coronavirus Pandemic to enter into a payment plan which allows the waiver of interest on service charges. Customers who enter into a payment plan and keep up with their payments will not be subject to interest charges on their outstanding balances as they bring their account up to date.
You must call and request that a plan be set up in order to participate in payment plans.
If you would like more information or wish to set up a payment plan, please call our Customer Service Department at 732-248-7228.
Coronavirus and Your Drinking Water
At the Edison Water Utility (EWU), the health and safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority. We provide essential services that are critical for our customers and much like other public agencies in New Jersey and across the U.S., EWU has activated the Townships preparedness plans under the Edison OEM and continues to monitor situational updates provided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management as well as other state and federal organizations. We are continuously evaluating the situation and latest developments to determine how we can adapt and evolve our response, as necessary, to support our customers and communities.
Environmental Protection Agency - Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual
World Health Organization - Water treatment practices effective against COVID-19, WHO says