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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Annual residential cost/price of drinking water at 45,000 gallons of water consumption (state-level)

At the state level, this metric shows the estimated average weighted cost of drinking water services for households using 45,000 gallons of water per year, based on the rate schedule for the most recent full calendar year. The weighted average is based on population served for each utility with cost information, which was calculated using the latest 5-year American Community Survey population estimates via a geospatial analysis. This metric is based on data collected for "A New Jersey Affordability Methodology and Assessment for Water and Sewer Utility Costs" (Van Abs, 2021). (See the Documents Library page for this report.)

Note: The reported value is an estimation, based on an annual fixed volume. Thus, a specific household’s utility bill may be different, as their usage may differ and their bill can include other fees that have not been factored into the research and analysis.

Data Source: Research

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