Water Quality: No Alerts!

There are currently no alerts or advisories regarding JCWSA's water supply.  For more information, please check our Water Distribution Department page.

Water Conservation and Use Restrictions: No Current Restrictions

New Rates Effective Februaruy 1, 2020! More information can be found here.

Rates and Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do I have to pay $3,200 for a meter?
    • The $3,200 water connection fee is not a meter purchase fee.
    • The meter is the property of the Authority.
      • It is a measuring device owned and used by the Authority to determine the
        amount of water used at your service location.
    • The connection fee you pay buys capacity in the water system. Basically, it is a
      “ready to serve” fee.
      • This fee helps to cover the cost of providing water to you.
        • It helps offset the debt incurred to build the reservoir, run the lines to
          provide, and treat the water.
        • It helps to offset depreciation, and prepare for repairs and
          maintenance of the system.

  2. Why do I have to pay a minimum bill each month even if I don’t use the water, or I’m not connected to the system?
    • The monthly minimum is charged as long as a meter is installed at your service
      • The meter must be monitored and maintained
      • A reading is required to be gathered monthly
      • The monthly minimum helps to offset the administrative and maintenance
        cost of providing the meter at your service address.

  3. What if I don’t want to pay the minimum fee?
    • The Authority’s meter can be removed at the request of the owner of the property.
      • No monthly charges will be billed until a meter is reinstalled.
      • The subscriber will be required to pay a re-installation fee for a meter to be
        put in place for provision of water at the current re-installation fee.
        Presently, the fee is $200.