The State of NJ has updated their COVID-19 Information website addressing assistance with utility payments.
***Quarter 1 Water/Sewer bills for 2023 were mailed to residents in March of 2023.
Payments for Quarter 1 are due April 1, and Quarter 2 payments will be due June 1***
June 12, 2023: Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
or visit waterassistance.nj.gov
November 16, 2022: DCA Winter Termination Program
May 13, 2022: Latest Relief Measures for Residential Utility Customers
June 2, 2022: Utility Assistance for Monmouth County Tenants
June 6, 2022: Apply for Help with Utility Bill Payments
Click HERE for info on relief measures
BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety. This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until January 1, 2022. The Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea does not shut water off, however overdue accounts may be subject to tax sale.
BE ADVISED that, until January 1, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or referring a delinquent water to tax sale. On or after January 1, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently developing a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will be provided once the program goes live.
BE ADVISED that residents experiencing economic hardship during COVID-19 and who are behind on their water and sewer payments may be eligible to enter into an agreement whereby the resident agrees to pay their arrearages in installments over a period of time. As part of the agreement, the resident must keep up to date on all current charges. For more information on repaying arrearages in installments, contact Kerry McGuigan at 732-502-4510, ext. 233, or email@example.com.
WATER QUALITY REPORTS
2023 Water Quality Report
2022 Water Quality Report
2021 Water Quality Report
Please note that the water quality report reflects the findings of the previous year
Emergency water or sewer related calls, please call either the Avon Borough office (732-502-4510) or the Avon Police Dept (732-502-4500). Questions on water/sewer bills please call the Avon Borough office at 732-502-4510.
Fire Hydrants are flushed twice a year in spring and fall. Dates for flushing are posted in businesses along Main Street and advertised in the Asbury Park Press and the Coast Star. Flushing of the hydrants may slightly discolor your water. This is not harmful. Please refrain from doing laundry on these days.
Things to remember:
- Any internal leak, small or large, can add up to several gallons of wasted water. Repair all leaks promptly to avoid high bills.
- Road Opening Permits are required anytime road excavations are done. These permits can be obtained from the Borough Office or click here to print out a form.
- If you experience a sewer back-up, please call the water department at 732-502-4506 during normal office hours or the Avon Police at 732-502-4500 after regular hours and on holidays, before calling a sewer contractor. We will inspect the Borough's main and let you know if a contractor is needed.
- List of items to dispose in trash, NOT the sewer system: Click here!
- For information on Lead Service Lines, please visit the Borough Office (301 Main Street, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ)
Click here for the "Water for Building Purposes" application
Water/Sewer bills are due April 1st, June 1st, October 1st and December 1st with a ten (10) day grace period.
Note: Due dates are subject to change.