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Old 11-10-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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i noticed that also. first thought that came to mind was that perhaps towns with more dense and greater populations would have a lower cost per household. there is also the possibility that some towns do more or less with that money than others (or even use it elsewhere).
and some towns are newer infrastructure, while others towns have already mostly paid for their 50 year old sewer system, and now just maintain it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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We pay an average of about $50 per quarter in Nutley
2 adults 3 cats a 40 gallon fish tank and lots of garden watering in the summer
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I don't get a sewer bill, but probably because I'm in a condo.
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I'm living in a condo too, but it's the opposite for me. I don't get a water bill, but I get a sewer bill.

When I first moved here and they told me that the monthly condo fee included the water bill, I thought, "WOOHOO! Score!"

Then I got the sewer bill and thought, "DOH!"

Considering I just figured out that water only costs an average of $10 per person per month, this is definitely no SCORE.

Live & learn.
I don't get a sewer bill either and I live in a single family home.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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I had a call from the Water dept employee whom I earlier left a message. She said my water usage is a bit higher than the previous owners. I was billed $195 for the first quarter on usages of about 3400 units. The base rate for water is $28.5 and then they charge for usage on top of that. Sewer is fixed at $135 as I stated in earlier post. So from every one's response, I can now deduce the rate is more or less in line with what others pay.
Special thanks to Seque5tra for the analysis
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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In sparta township. The town charge $4.50 per 1000 gallon of water plus $33.38 service charge per quarter. For sewer, charge $17.44 per 1000 gallon plus $100 SCharge. Last quarter i used 9000 gallons of water ( 3 peoples), my water and sewer bill was $40.50 + $33.38 + $156.96 + $100 = $330.84.
I think it is way too expensive, what you guys think? We uses average 100 gallon per day. Are we use too much? What is your daily water usage?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I hope you guys are taking showers. LMAO. I pay about 250 a quarter for sewer and water combined.
LMAO!

I looked at my last bill and water was $25 for the quarter. It is cheap - cheapest I've ever paid. Sewer is $60/quarter? We never pay over $90 in total.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ok, so most people in this thread have listed the number of people in their households and also listed their water and sewer charges separately.

I took this data and broke the WATER charges down to per person, per month. It ranges from $7.50 to $18 per person, per MONTH (again, for water only).

[FYI, that water charge of $18 per person, per month was MINE in the town in which I was living last year (Livingston). FWIW, I had 2 people living with me on a part time basis, so that $18 is a bit of an outlier.]

For the most part, people in this thread are reporting an average of $10 per person per MONTH (again, for water only). I did not count tahiti's data because I'm not sure if it's a typo or an outlier. <snip>

it's not a typo. we use about 10000-12000 gals a quarter.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NJ
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and some towns are newer infrastructure, while others towns have already mostly paid for their 50 year old sewer system, and now just maintain it.
that's exactly the deal with us.

here's my bill - suck it! LMAO!

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I pay about $35/month for water and $180/Year for sewer. The most I ever paid for water was $50/month during the summer which included lawn watering. I know someone that pays $500/quarter for water which sounds outrageous to me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Had a Water Department person come home to inspect the water meter. He advised a nice thing. He said there is a small white dial (might be other color in other meters) which always keep running if there is even a little bit of water flowing in the house.
He said that its a very handy tool to identify if there are any leakages in the house.
Alas, in our case, no leakage, but just a high usage .
He also advised one more thing... put a little bottle in the flush tank, thus every time you flush, you use a little less water. The size of the bottle should not be too big which might require double flush.
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