Our Mission Statement
At the West Milford Municipal Utilities Authority is to constantly strive to enhance the efficient provision of safe and reliable utility services at a reasonable cost to our community while ensuring a responsible impact on the environment.[hr]
- The West Milford Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) was created by the Township of West Milford to provide water and sewer service to the residents of the municipality. It was organized on February 4, 1964 under the Municipal Utilities Authority Law (N.J.S.A. 40: 14B-1 et seq.) While the MUA has broad statutory powers to provide these essential utility services, it has certain obligations as well. Its responsibilities include compliance with the adopted bond resolutions, Federal and State laws governing water pollution control, potable water quality guidelines, public purchasing guidelines and other applicable State and Municipal laws and ordinances.
- The West Milford Municipal Utilities Authority provides water and or sewer services to approximately 1700 homes and businesses. Water service is provided in Awosting, Bald Eagle Village, Birch Hill (partial), Crescent Park, Greenbrook Estates, High View, Olde Milford, Parkway, and seasonally to Greenwood Lake Beach. Sewer service is provided to Awosting, Bald Eagle Village, Birch Hill (partial), Crescent Park, High View, Olde Milford Estates, and to Milford Manor Nursing Home.
- The West Milford MUA is unique due to the fact that it is responsible to maintain and operate 9 separate water systems and 6 sewer treatment plants. Currently the West Milford MUA is the only MUA in the state of New Jersey with this number of facilities.
- The MUA has four employees. a full time Administrator, a part time Director of Field Operatiosn, a part time Customer Service Representative and a full time Field Maintenance Specialist.
- The MUA contracts its professionals such as an Attorney, Engineer, Laboratory, and Operations & Maintenance company to run the facilities and to give guidance to the MUA.
- The MUA is solely supported and funded by its rate payers alone. The rates charged are to provide sufficient revenues to meet the operating and debt service obligations of the Authority. The MUA does not receive tax dollars to operate and maintain its facilities.