Long Beach Township Reminds Homeowners to Install Water Meters

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Aug 07, 2019

Long Beach Township — This spring, Long Beach Township approved the purchase of water meters – at a cost of $2,275,745 from Water Works Supply Co. – and officials have since reminded all homeowners they are required by the state to install the meters by July 1, 2020. Those who already have a water meter must buy a remote reading sensor or register.

Cost and installation of the meter are the responsibility of the property owner.

Water meters and remote reading sensors can be picked up at the LBT Water/Sewer Department at 13000 Long Beach Blvd. (corner of 131st Street) in Beach Haven Terrace from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other information – including cost for residents, which varies by meter size – is at longbeachtownship.com/water-meter-notice.

“In 2019 and 2020, residences will be billed for water consumption under the current system, i.e. number of kitchens, bathrooms, appliances, fixtures, etc.,” the township notes on its website. “Effective January 1, 2021, residences will be billed based on a basic fee and water meter reading. All meters will be read remotely.”

As the municipality adds, for those who already have a meter, “Your plumber will most likely know whether you will need a register included with the remote reading sensor. If you or your plumber are unsure, we recommend to bring a picture of your meter at the time of pick-up so that we can assist you in making a determination if a register is needed.”

Questions on water meters can be directed to the Water/Sewer Department, at 609-492-6314, or email Ashley Bromiley at ABromiley@Longbeachtownship.com or Betsy Bartram at BBartram@Longbeachtownship.com.  —J.K.-H.

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