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Water & Sewer Utility
Town Surface Water Supply
Joe Carr
Assistant Supervisor, Licensed Operator for the Water and Sewer Division

Jacki Shackleton

39 Trinity St.
Newton, NJ  07860

Phone: (973) 383-3521
Ext. 240
Fax: (973) 383-9054

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Hours
June through August
Mon-Wed 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 1:30pm
The Town's surface water supply is the Morris Lake reservoir located in Sparta Township. This has been Newton's water source since the early 1900s.

Water Department personnel:
  • Operate and maintain the water system
  • Perform quarterly water meter readings
  • Inspect all fire hydrants semi-annually
  • Monthly leak detection

Since the Filtration Plant come online in 2006, Newton has met the lead and copper limits as required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Wastewater Treatment Plant
The waste water treatment plant, with a capacity to treat 1.4 million gallons per day, processes an average of .910 million gallons of waste water flow daily. Plant personnel are responsible for operating four sewer pump stations and over 20 miles of sewer collection lines. It is important to note that the Newton Water and Sewer Utility operates on a self-sustaining basis without the use of tax dollars.