The Township of Livingston is committed to providing our consumers with high-quality drinking water and information about the drinking water that we provide. Drinking water health and safety standards are set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. We regularly test water samples to ensure that our water meets these standards.
Moving/Selling? Changing Account Name?
If you are moving, a final water meter reading is required. This covers both the water & sewer accounts for each property. The reading must be scheduled before your closing date. Please schedule a reading by filling out the form below:
The Township will only accept final reading requests via this form. Once we have received your completed form, we will confirm receipt and ask for additional information if required. Please submit the form at least 48 hours in advance of the final reading request date to ensure the final reading can be completed on your requested date. Same day final reading cannot be performed.
Utility Service Line Ownership & New Utility Connections
Water Bills, Rate and Fees
- Water & Sewer Fees and Rates (PDF)
- To pay your water/sewer bill visit the Tax Office Online Bill Pay
- Hydrant Flow Test - $50.00
- Water Shut-Off - $25.00
- Separate meters for irrigation systems are available for purchase in the Water Department. Prior to purchasing a meter, you must obtain a permit for a backflow preventer from the Building Department.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
The State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help you pay arrears for your water and sewer bills. The program may also be able to help address tax liens due to water and sewer arrears.
To get more information and apply, go to waterassistance.nj.gov or call NJ211.
Call Before You Dig
Don’t forget: Call before you dig. Call 800-272-1000 to locate underground utilities!
Water Quality Reports
Check out water quality reports from the past.
Water Main Breaks
About Our Water
Livingston’s water supply comes from a blend of production wells within the Township and bulk water supplies purchased from New Jersey American Water (NJAW). The Township owns and operates twelve production wells. Water purchased from NJAW is a blend of sources that includes: groundwater from the Brunswick Shales; the Buried Valley Aquifer and the Gneiss Rock Formation; and surface water from the Canoe Brook Reservoirs, Passaic River, Raritan River, and Wanaque Reservoir. The Township also has metered interconnections with the City of East Orange for emergency use.