Welcome to Jersey WaterCheck’s evaluation center — the Benchmark Hub.

The Benchmark Hub helps utility managers and state leaders dive into the factors that contribute to the need for water infrastructure investment. Here you will find the details, measures, reports, results, and data that we’ve gathered for every water and wastewater system in the state.

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Total cost to a residential billed customer with a ⅝” meter for 50,000 gallons used per year (system-level)

This measure is a regulatory requirement.

At the system level, this metric shows the total cost to a residential billed customer with a 5/8" meter for 50,000 gallons used per year, according to the utility's Capital Improvement Project data submitted to NJDEP under the Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA). For a more detailed overview of the WQAA, click here.

Note: To make tap water potable and deliver it reliably, your drinking water system’s rate structure needs to ensure there is enough revenue to meet all needs. These needs include pumping, treating, distributing, operating, and maintaining the system to meet all state and federal regulations. Low rates are not necessarily better than high rates, since water systems need revenues to upgrade and maintain pipes and treatment plants to keep them running as efficiently and reliably as possible, to comply with government regulations, and to meet customers’ expectations. It is important to understand this when looking at individual system responses and making any comparisons with other systems and/or personal utility bills. Information in this metric can help convey how the cost of tap water compares to that of bottled water, which is often more expensive and contributes to pollution. Systems should regularly update their rate schedule to reflect the true cost of providing your service.

Data Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection ( NJDEP)