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            Water.wmf  BUTLER WATER DEPARTMENT  

 Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays)
                         Telephone: (973) 838-7208 

                                    Fax: (973) 838-1011
                      Emergency #: (before 8:30 am and after 4:30 pm, weekends & holidays)
                                             (973) 838-0063

Office Staff:
Office Supervisor: Cora Ashley
                       Linda DeCumber                   Celeste Knapp
                       Debbie Simonson                  Pam Krattiger

                       Superintendent of Water Treatment/Licensed Operator: Keith Smith
                       Superintendent Phone#: (973) 838-7200 ext.413

                       Hours: Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
                       Back-up Licensed Operator: Ken Dougherty
                       Water Treatment Operator: Mike Greco
Water Treatment Phone #
- (973) 838-7200 x418

      The Water Utility supplies water to approximately 2,500 customers (8,000 people) in Butler and additionally supplies the High Crest Lake section of West Milford and the Borough of Kinnelon. The Kakeout Reservoir is the source of potable water for the Butler system, with a capacity of approximately 950 million gallons.  The water undergoes conventional treatment, including clarification and filtration.  We also treat with chlorine before being delivered to our customers.  The water plant provides approximately 1 million gallons per day of treated water to its customers, but supplies as high as 2 million gallons per day during the summer months.

       In the spring of 2015, the treatment filters underwent a complete replacement of media in order to ensure compliance with DEP regulations. In addition, improvements have been made to the facilities with the installation of new pumps to deliver water from the reservoir to the filters, and a computer system for improved control of the treatment process.

       The Borough of Butler strives to porvide all of its customers with the highest quality water.  If you have any questions regarding water quality, please contact us and we will be glad to help you.


Water and Sewer is billed quarterly.
1st quarter is April (consumption for this bill covers Jan, Feb, and March)
2nd quarter is July (consumption for this bill covers Apr, May and June)
3rd quarter is October (consumption for this bill covers July, Aug, Sept)
4th quarter is January (consumption for this bill covers Oct, Nov, Dec)

Sewer is billed by actual consumption for the 4th and 1st quarters. Sewer billing for the 2nd and 3rd quarter is based on the average of the 1st and 4th quarters.
4th quarter consumption       20,000 gallons
1st quarter consumption     +10,000 gallons
Total consumption                30,000 gallons ÷ 2 = 15,000 gallons

Water per thousand gallons is $4.54. Base rate per unit* is $41.75 for a 5/8 inch meter.
Sewer per thousand gallons is $6.10. If meter is larger than 5/8 inch, base rate will be higher. Call our office for the actual base rate for larger meters.

*Unit - a room or group of rooms used as a separate entity.

Charges for re-connect or disconnect
During normal business hours (7am - 3pm) - $75.00
After hours, weekends and holidays - $150.00

For a copy of the annual Water Report, click here.

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