October 21, 2020
By Juliet Kasas-Hoch
Earlier this calendar year, Lengthy Seaside Township pushed again the deadline for set up of water meters to Oct. 1 because of to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the deadline has been moved all over again – to Dec. 1. Homeowners ought to buy their meters by this day to steer clear of penalties.
As the municipality points out, “To be in compliance with the state’s mandate and to steer clear of money penalty, the township must just take action to assure all residences have drinking water meters mounted and energetic by Dec. 31, 2020.”
The charge of the meter and the set up is the accountability of the home-owner. Fees for the various meters, which contain looking at sensor and register, are as follows, as detailed on the township web-site: 5/8 in., $196 3/4 in., $248 1 in., $282 1.5 in., $583 and 2 in., $696. Cost of the distant looking at sensor and sign-up by itself, for residences that previously have a drinking water meter, is $190.
House owners are directed to contact 609-492-6314 or e-mail Ashley Bromiley at ABromiley@Longbeachtownship.com or Betsy Bartram at BBartram@Longbeachtownship.com to acquire a meter. Payment can be created by examine or credit history card. The township will then provide the meter to the doorstep of the property. If property owners are not now at their residence, the owners’ plumber or a neighbor can take the meter as soon as shipped.
Just after the meter is put in, citizens ought to phone 609-492-6314 to agenda screening and activation. (Somebody is necessary to be existing at the home at the time of activation if the meter is positioned inside the home.) Activation need to be completed inside three weeks of set up.
In 2020 and 2021, residences will be billed for water usage beneath the present-day procedure. Efficient January 1, 2022, residences will be billed centered on a basic charge and water meter examining. All meters will be go through remotely. —J.K.-H.