Water Quality: Boil Water Notice has ended, No Current 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 February 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.