Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority
The Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority’s mission statement is:
Our mission for the Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority is to provide the ultimate sewage service for the Ocean Grove residents. Always responsive to the customers’ needs in compliance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations, Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority will continue to set and exceed the standards for the protection of the environment, while operating the most efficient system and maintaining a cost effective budget.
As the mission reads, this is who and what the Authority is accountable to. The Authority’s accountability, first and foremost, is to protect the environment. The goal is to provide a cost effective and reliable service, and at the same time to protect the environment. This means the Authority is accountable to its customers, the agencies and people served using the same principals: cost effective, efficient, reliable and protective.
As an environmental utility, the Authority is also guided by or accountable to state government and the applicable rules and regulations that govern the Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority. More specifically, the Authority is accountable to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services and the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
As an environmental utility, the Authority is accountable to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Authority provides sewage service to approximately 2,200 customers in Ocean Grove. Sewer service bills are rendered quarterly based on water consumption provided by the water utility company (for operation and maintenance costs of the collection and treatment systems). The 1st quarterly billing in January also includes the annual service charge, which is based on the customer’s water meter size.
The Authority is responsible for maintaining the sewerage main. The sewerage main is the Authority’s owned piping and appurtenances, in or along public highways and streets, or along privately owned rights of way use for the transmission or for the collection of domestic sewage or industrial waste from its customers.
Lab services, such as water testing, are provided quarterly by an outside consultant.
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