Robbinsville Pays Remainder of 2019 Sewer Balance to Hamilton
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (May 20, 2019) – Supplied with an invoice of $709,680.18 for the billing period of July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, Robbinsville Township paid the balance of its sewer obligation to Hamilton Township Monday.
“As a good neighbor and in the spirit of our sewer agreement, Robbinsville Township has paid the balance of its 2019 sewer obligation to Hamilton as billed,” Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried said. “We hope this puts to rest any suggestion that Robbinsville owes money to Hamilton for the shared use of its sewer utility. In addition, Robbinsville has committed to pay for half of an independent rate study to determine how best our two towns can move toward an amicable solution to the current billing issues.”
Hamilton operates a regional wastewater treatment facility serving residents of both Hamilton and Robbinsville. The sewage is ultimately treated at Hamilton’s Water Pollution Control plant before being discharged into Crosswicks Creek. Hamilton and Robbinsville have had a joint sewer agreement since 1976.
Per that long-standing sewer agreement, Robbinsville is only responsible for a service charge that shall be sufficient to defray the cost to maintain or construct new facilities along the approximately nine miles of piping its waste flows through.
“We do agree with Hamilton Council President Jeff Martin that an independent rate study is needed,” Mayor Fried added. “An unbiased set of eyes would undoubtedly help resolve these matters.”