Sep 19, 2018 : Notice of public hearing: Aqua New Jersey, Inc., Maxim Wastewater Division
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Notice of public hearing: Aqua New Jersey, Inc., Maxim Wastewater Division
Sep 19, 2018
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AQUA NEW JERSEY, INC., MAXIM WASTEWATER DIVISION,
NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF A 2017 PURCHASED WASTEWATER TREATMENT ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE TRUE-UP AND OTHER REQUIRED APPROVALS
BPU Docket No. WR18080882
OAL Docket No. PUC12145-2018S
TO OUR CUSTOMERS:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on August 10, 2018, Aqua New Jersey, Inc., Maxim Sewerage Division, (the “Company”) filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board”) for approval to increase the current level of its Purchased Sewerage Treatment Adjustment Clause (“PSTAC”). Specifically, the Company is seeking authorization to adjust the level of its PSTAC based on a net over-recovery of wastewater treatment costs for 2017, as well to set prospective rates for 2019 to recover estimated wastewater treatment costs. Consequently, the Company is proposing to increase its monthly PSTAC Surcharge from $25.38 to $26.88, an increase of approximately $1.50 per month or approximately 5.91% per month. The monthly PSTAC Surcharge provides no profit to the Company and is a pass-through of actual charges from the Ocean County Utilities Authority.
IF APPROVED, AN AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER WILL SEE HIS/HER TOTAL MONTHLY BILL FOR WASTEWATER SERVICE INCREASE FROM APPROXIMATELY $50.71 TO APPROXIMATELY $52.21, AN INCREASE OF $1.50 PER MONTH, OR APPROXIMATELY 2.96%.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Office of Administrative Law has scheduled a public hearing on the Company’s Petition at the following time and place:
Howell Township Municipal Building
4567 Route 9 North, 2nd Floor
Howell, New Jersey 07731
October 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
An Administrative Law Judge will preside over the public hearing. Members of the public are invited to attend and express their views on the proposed PSTAC rate increase. Such comments will be made a part of the final record in the proceeding. Whether or not you attend the public hearing, written comments may be submitted to the attention of the Honorable Tricia M. Caliguire, Administrative Law Judge, by mail to: Office of Administrative Law, 9 Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville, New Jersey 08619. Please include OAL Docket Number PUC12145-2018S and BPU Docket No. WR18080882 in your letter.
The tariff for the proposed PSTAC is part of the Petition filed with the Board, which was served upon the Director of the Division of Rate Counsel. Further information and copies of the Petition may be obtained at the Board’s Offices located at 44 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 314, Post Office Box 350, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350, or at the Company’s offices located at 10 Black Forest Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08691, and on the Company’s website at www.aquaamerica.com. In order to encourage full participation in this opportunity for public comment, please submit any requests for special accommodations, including interpreters or mobility assistance, at least 48 hours prior to this hearing by contacting the undersigned at 609-587-4080.
AQUA NEW JERSEY, INC.
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Aqua New Jersey Service Territory
Aqua New Jersey, a subsidiary of Aqua America, currently employs more than 50 people in New Jersey, serving 29 municipalities and 174,000 residents. Customers can pay their Aqua water bill online through WaterSmart e-billing or any number of convenient ways to pay.
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New Jersey Documents
New Jersey Tariffs
Warren County: Town of Phillipsburg and Pohatcong, Lopatcong, Greenwich, Harmony and Holland townships and Alpha Borough
Hunterdon County: Lebanon Township, and Califon and Bloomsbury boroughs
Sussex County: Fredon, Vernon, Hardyston, Stockholm and Green townships
Burlington County: Town of Crosswicks in Chesterfield Township, North Hanover Township and Wrightstown Borough
Mercer County: Hamilton Square, Mercerville and Yardville areas of Hamilton Township, the Robbinsville and Windsor areas of Robbinsville Township and Lawrence Township
Monmouth County: Upper Freehold and Howell townships
Atlantic County: Egg Harbor Township
Camden County: Blackwood, Laurel Springs, Sicklerville and Clementon areas of Gloucester Township
Gloucester County: Woolwich Township
Ocean County: Berkeley Township
Water Source: Groundwater
Northern Division — 43 wells in the Precambrian aquifer, Gneiss, Stratified Drift, Kittatinny, Igneous Rock and Allentown aquifers.
Central Division — 20 wells in the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy, Stockton and Unconfined Vincentown aquifers.
Southern Division — 22 wells (this includes 1 sealed and 1 not in use) in the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy, Mt. Laurel and Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifers.
Eastern Division — 3 wells in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer.
Aqua New Jersey Leadership Team
Director of Operations
Northern Division Superintendent
Central Division Superintendent
Southern Division Superintendent
Aqua New Jersey Business DevelopmentWater and Wastewater
John Hildabrant, JHildabrant@AquaAmerica.com, 609.587.5406 ext. 56515
Recent Regulatory Filings
New Jersey Leak Adjustment Form
Aqua New Jersey History
Aqua New Jersey was created through the merger of several individual water companies previously owned by the former Consumers Water Company of Portland, Maine in the early 1960s. In 1969, Consumers merged The Peoples Water Company of Phillipsburg, the Hamilton Square Water Company and the Blackwood Water Company to create the Garden State Water Company. In 1995, after having acquired several other local water companies, Garden State changed its name to Consumers New Jersey Water Company (CNJ).
In 1999, the Woolwich Water Company and Woolwich Sewer Company were purchased and merged into the company. In March 1999, CNJ’s parent company, Consumers Water Company, merged with Philadelphia Suburban Corporation (PSC). In January 2004, PSC changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. and changed the name of CNJ to Aqua. Several small system acquisitions were made during this time, expanding Aqua’s expertise into Sussex and Monmouth counties.
In November 2005, Aqua acquired the assets of the Berkeley Water Company, the company’s first venture into Ocean County.
In July 2009, Aqua acquired the Lawrenceville Water Company in Lawrence Township, expanding the company’s existing footprint in Mercer County. Later that year, in November, Aqua acquired the assets of the Harkers Hollow Heights Water Association, a small community water system serving a portion of Harmony Township and Lopatcong Township in Warren County.
In March 2010, Aqua acquired the assets of the Bloomsbury Borough Water Utility in Hunterdon County, which is the first municipal acquisition in New Jersey in the company’s history. In November 2010, Aqua acquired the assets of Vernon Water Company in Vernon Township. In December 2010, Aqua acquired the Wallkill Water & Sewer Company in Hardyston Township.
Aqua New Jersey’s corporate offices are located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.