PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission will hold a Public Hearing for the purposes of taking testimony and public comment on the below proposed increase in both Connection Fees and General Rates for Water Fees and Fees and Penalties charged by the Commission. The Hearing will commence at 9:30 AM on Thursday, December 8, 2022 immediately prior to the Regular Monthly meeting of the Commission as noticed in its annual meeting advertisement.  The hearing and meeting will be held at the Administrative Headquarters of the MPWC located at 6751 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ, 08110. The proposed increases are as follows:

Connection Fee Rate Adjustment                           Current                      Proposed

Residential Connection Fee (per EDU)                      $2,218.00                    $2,403.00

Commercial Connection Fee (per 1,000 gallons/yr.) $     37.86                    $     41.59

Water Rate Adjustment- The proposed changes:

Quarterly ChargesCurrent Billing RatesProposed
4″ Fire Service$400.00$425.00
6″ Fire Service$725.00$750.00
8″ Fire Service$1,100.00$1,150.00
10″ Fire Service$1,500.00$1,500.00
5-23 blocks (per block)$2.60$2.75
23-50 blocks (per block)$3.35$3.55
Over 50 blocks (per block)$4.20$4.40
hydrant water usage$4.20$4.40
5/8″ meter$26.25$27.50
Qualified Senior (5/8″ meter)$26.25$27.50
Qualified Senior discount$15.00$15.50
3/4″ meter$37.50$39.50
1″ meter$60.00$63.00
1 1/2″ meter$120.00$126.00
2″ meter$177.00$186.00
4″ meter$600.00$630.00
6″ meter$1,100.00$1,155.00
8″ meter$1,400.00$1,470.00
Public Fire Hydrant$101.00$102.00
Hydrant meter rental$600.00$600.00
Other Charges  
Meter Test$40.00$40.00
Returned Check$25.00$25.00
Turn on/off – working hours$60.00$60.00
Service call – after hours$75.00$75.00
Service call – holiday$100.00$100.00
Qualified senior service call$30.00$30.00
Inspection service$150.00$150.00
Overtime rate for service / construction$40.00$40.00
Hourly rate for backhoe$75.00$75.00
Hourly rate for dumptruck$35.00$35.00
New construction meter costCost of meterCost of meter
Costs to file a property lienCosts incurred or expendedCosts incurred or expended
1″ tapping fee *$200.00$200.00
2″ tapping fee *$400.00$400.00
4′ tapping fee *$2,355.00$2,355.00
6″ tapping fee *$2,630.00$2,630.00
8″ tapping fee *$3,246.00$3,246.00
10″ tapping fee *$5,500.00$5,500.00
Residential connection$2,218.00$2,403.00
Commercial connection (per 1000 gallons)$37.86$41.59
*  tapping fees may incur additional contracted costs  
Linear foot fee:  
6″ per linear foot$120.00$120.00
8″ per linear foot$130.00$130.00
12″ per linear foot$140.00$140.00
Missing / frozen meter  
5/8″Cost of meter plus installationCost of meter plus installation
3/4″Cost of meter plus installationCost of meter plus installation
1″Cost of meter plus installationCost of meter plus installation
1 1/2″Cost of meter plus installationCost of meter plus installation
2″Cost of meter plus installationCost of meter plus installation
Bypass lines$1,000.00$1,000.00
illegal use of hydrants$1,000.00$1,000.00
Other violations of Commission Rules, 1st offense$50.00$50.00
Rule violation, 2nd offense$250.00$250.00
Rule violation, 3rd offense$500.00$500.00
Rule violation, 4th offense$1,000.00$1,000.00
Rule violation, 5th offense$2,000.00$2,000.00
Rule violation, 6th offense$3,000.00$3,000.00

By Order Of The

Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission

DATED: November 11, 2022