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The HMUA is committed to providing the community with safe, clean drinking water and quality wastewater management, while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.

Drought Watch Issued - Voluntary Conservation Requested July 26, 2016

As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for Northern and Central New Jersey, including the HMUA service area.

The DEP is urging residents to voluntarily conserve water.  At this time we seek voluntary cooperation to preserve existing supplies. The goal is to moderate demand should dry conditions persist.

The HMUA urges residents to be especially aware of the situation and use water more carefully, especially when it comes to lawn watering and other non-essential uses.  This is a request for voluntary conservation, and is not mandatory at this time.

 Some suggested water conservation tips include:

  • Do not over-water lawns and landscaping. Two times per week for 30 minutes in the morning or late evening typically is sufficient. Use a hose with a hand-held nozzle to water flowers and shrubs.
  • Avoid watering lawns and plants during the heat of the day, since much of this water will evaporate without helping the lawn.
  • Use a broom to sweep the sidewalk, rather than a hose.
  • To save water at home, fix leaky faucets and pipes.
  • Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth and shaving.
  • Run washing machines and dishwashers only when full.

August 9, 2016 Regular Meeting Rescheduled July 15, 2016

The Regular Meeting of the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th at 7:30 PM has been canceled and rescheduled for 7:30 PM, Tuesday, August 2nd at the Jacob Garabed Administration Building located at 424 Hurley Drive in the Town of Hackettstown.

Water Main Construction 2016 July 11, 2016

W A T E R  M A I N  C O N S T R U C T I O N   N O T I C E

 The HMUA is installing a new lined ductile iron water main several streets in Hackettstown and Mount Olive.  The new water main will replace aging, smaller diameter unlined cast iron piping.  The completion of this project will result in improved distribution system flows, delivered water quality, and improved system reliability for HMUA customers. 

Affected areas in Hackettstown include the following:

  • From the bridge/culvert on Franklin St. to Park Ave., up Park Ave. to Cook St., down Cook St. to Ruland Ave. and up Ruland Ave. to the dead end. 

  • East Plane St. from Rt. 46 to Maple Ave.

  • Maple Ave from East Plane St. to Willow Grove St.

  • Richard Drive from end to end.

Affected areas in Mount Olive include the following:

  • John St. from Parkway Dr. to just past Indian Ln.

  • Francis Terrace.

  • Indian Lane from John St. to Parkway.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2016.   Construction activity will typically be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM daily.  No construction is expected to occur during the weekend.  During construction of the project, roadways may be closed temporarily; however, every effort will be made to accommodate local traffic and access to driveways.

If a water service interruption is scheduled, affected customers will be notified prior to interruption.  However, emergency situations may occur requiring immediate shutdown of the water main.  Please understand that we are making every effort to avoid any service interruption and will work diligently to reduce the duration of interruptions.

During the construction period, you may wish to store an adequate supply of water for drinking or other purposes in case of service interruption.  When your water service is turned back on, you may notice the water to be discolored.  With some flushing of your plumbing fixtures this discoloration will clear up.  If this condition does not clear up please contact our Business Office Day or Night and our personnel will respond.

Please bear with us while we work to improve your water quality and fire protection.  Please contact the HMUA Business Office at 852-3622 with any questions or if we can be of further service.


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