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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.

Job Opening: Water Utility Operator Trainee June 10, 2016

Water Utility Operator Trainee will perform tasks and job functions associated with the daily operation of the water utility. Work may include daily rounds, repair and replacement of water mains, services, meters and other jobs associated with the operation of the utility. Candidate will be required to work some nights and weekends as well as emergency on call duty weeks. This position requires working outside in all types of weather conditions. Applicant must reside within a 15 minute response time to the Town of Hackettstown.

High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid New Jersey Driver License and ability to obtain a C.D.L. within 6 months of being hired. Candidate must be willing and motivated to attend Operator Training classes and work toward obtaining NJ State Water Licenses.

The applicant shall be able to walk, bend and be able lift over 50 pounds. Must have the ability to climb ladders up and down and enter into confined space areas. Applicant must be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time. Strong customer service skills are a must. Strong mechanical and computer skills are a plus. Dump truck and backhoe operation experience are also a plus.

For information regarding Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority, and to fill out an application visit or our offices at 424 Hurley Dr., Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Applications, resumes and all inquiries should be directed to Bud Volkert, Water Utility Superintendent, at or 908-852-3622.

HMUA is an equal opportunity employer.


HMUA personnel will begin the annual flushing of fire hydrants on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at approximately 10 P.M.   A Hydrant Flushing Schedule is provided for your information and provides specific details about when we will be flushing in your area.  For additional information about why we flush fire hydrants click here

HMUA Director Speaking at MWA River Talk March 4, 2013

Musconetcong Watershed Association - Tuesday, March 5th - MWA "River Talk" Series "Drinking Water Supply and Water Quality in the Watershed" 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Place:  MWA River Resource Center - 10 Maple Avenue, Asbury, NJ 08802

Contact Person:  Adrienne Kaczynski, Administrative Assistant, MWA (908) 537-7060

There are few things more important to people than clean abundant drinking water.  Join the MWA for "Drinking Water Supply and Quality in the Watershed"

Our speaker for this discussion will be Bruce Smith, Executive Director of the Hackettstown Municipal Utilities Authority (HMUA).  Mr. Smith will address drinking water supply and drinking water quality in the watershed.  The HMUA provides drinking water for about 22,000 residents in the Musconetcong Watershed.  

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