Sewer Expansion Updates

In 2018, Chester Borough embarked on a wastewater treatment plant antidegradation study to determine whether or not a surface water discharge treatment facility would be feasible for the proposed new sewer plant. On Friday the Borough received approval from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of the study, thus enabling the Borough to move forward with the next phase of its sewer application. The approval letter is linked below. In the email that accompanied the letter, the supervising Research Scientist wrote that the project will “benefit the environment greatly.” (more…)

Estimated Tax Bills (Q3 2020)

The State of New Jersey has extended the adoption its budget until September 30 due to the Coronavirus, and as a result, towns have not yet received a certified tax rate. It was recommended by the State of New Jersey to issue estimated bills for the 3rd quarter taxes, which are due August 1st with a 10 day grace period. (more…)

JCP&L Line Clearing: January 2020

Beginning on or about Thursday, January 2, 2020, contractors will be performing line-clearance tree trimming in our community along JCP&L rights-of-way out of the Mt. Fern Substation. This work will include the routine trimming of limbs to provide 4 years of clearance from the electric wires and removal of limbs overhanging the 3 phase electric lines. All tree removals are performed on accordance with JCP&L’s easement rights or otherwise with the written consent of the property owner. (more…)

Water Main Replacement Project to Begin Soon

New Jersey American Water is preparing to replace approximately 1,500 feet of 8-inch aging water main that was installed in the 1930s with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Main Street (from Crystal Lake Drive to Collis Lane). The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 13 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route (see flyer for more information about service lines). The project represents a critical investment for the company in support of our commitment to provide customers with safe, reliable water service. (more…)

PSE&G Issues Scam Alert

Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. (more…)