Why do water rates keep going up even though we have plenty of water?
When you pay for water, you are mainly paying for a service. This means:
- Labor
- Infrastructure
- Capital investments
- Compliance laws
- Other operating costs

Rate increases are based on how much it costs a water service provider to supply water in any given area. One main driver of increasing rates is capital investment, or the money water providers need to invest to repair and upgrade the water supply infrastructure.

For more information, contact the Water Department at 973-266-8869.

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1. Am I responsible for my tenant's water bill?
2. How can I pay my monthly bill?
3. How does water get to our homes and businesses?
4. How is my water rate determined?
5. How do I apply for a new water and / or sewer service from the East Orange Water Commission?
6. How much water does the average person use at home per day?
7. What are some ways I can conserve water?
8. What causes water mains to break?
9. What is the phone number for Customer Service?
10. What part of the service line is the Water Commission’s responsibility and what part is the homeowner’s responsibility?
11. What is potable water?
12. When may the Commission terminate my water service for non-payment?
13. Why do water rates keep going up even though we have plenty of water?
14. Who do I call if I have a leak?
15. Who do I call about a water main break or a fire hydrant leak?