Upgraded treatment plant earns Association for Environmental Authorities prize for energy savings.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mayor said Parsippany residents could see 10 percent decrease in sewer rates next year.
Parsippany residents and businesses could see their sewer rates go down starting in the beginning of 2013. Parsippany Mayor James Barberio made the announcement of proposed rate decreases and a sewer rebate during Tuesday's Township Council agenda meeting at Town Hall. Meanwhile, the Montville Township Committee planned to repeal a decision to lower sewer rates beginning in January at Tuesday's meeting. Montville officials said they are no longer able to offer the lower rates proposed to residents this summer because new technology at the Parsippany Wastewater Treatment Plant has showed that Montville will be responsible for a higher percentage of cost than previously anticipated. "All along, we've discussed that once the sewer treatment…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Township Committee must enact new ordinance that repeals decision to lower rates.
Montville Township is no longer planning to lower sewer rates in January after the township committee discussed introducing a new ordinance to keep rates the way they were prior to this year's ratepayer holiday on Tuesday. After generating a multi-million dollar surplus over several years, the committee voted to give ratepayers a sewer rate holiday for the remainder of this year and lower rates beginning in January to restore some of the surplus money. But last month, the committee learned that Montville will owe more money to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant, which provides sewer services for the township, than originally anticipated. The 16 million-gallon-per-day plant, which underwent renovations this year, serves …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Township Committee establishes new rates, no payments due after July 1 for remainder of year.
Montville residents and business owners will start a sewer fee "vacation" Sunday for the remainder of the year. The Township Committee, with one dissenting vote, established Tuesday night new sewer rates, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Residents and business owners will not pay a sewer fee from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, due to a $2 million sewer utility surplus. When the new rates go into effect next year, residents without a meter will pay a base rate of $135. For those with a meter, the base usage for 0-100,000-plus gallons of water will be $80 and $3.10 per 1,000 gallons used. Non-residential users will also pay a rate of $135 if they do not have a meter. Those who do have a meter will also pay an $80 base usage for 0-20,000 gallons of water …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Solution to sewer surplus, new rates not yet determined.
The 2012 Municipal Budget was the main topic on the agenda at the Montville Township Committee Meeting Tuesday, with the focus on sewer rates and the large sewer rate operating surplus that has reached approximately $2.4 million since the rates were set in 2009. Victor Canning, the new township administrator, reported the total appropriations for the municipal budget as just over $28 million for 2012, representing a 2.37 percent increase from last year and amounting to about $50 for the average assessed home. However, until Canning establishes new sewer rates and determines how the surplus will be used, the committee cannot finalize the 2012 budget. A Long Term Financial Planning Committee (LTFPC) has been studying the issue to understand …