The Borough of West Cape May Water Department has been providing safe, quality drinking water to the people of West Cape May since the 1880's. Safe clean water is essential to our well being. That's why we want you to know that your water meets or exceeds standards set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) has been the primary regulation to ensure that public health and safety is protected in drinking water supplies. Beginning this year the SDWA requires all water suppliers to issue an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to customers. This water quality report is intended to share with you how well we are doing. If you have any questions about your water or your water service please call us at 609-884-1005. You may also call the EPA safe drinking water hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or find it on EPA's web site
Things to Remember
Any internal leak, however small, can quickly add up to several gallons of wasted water. Repair all leaks promptly to avoid high bills. If you are unsure if you have a leak, please contact the Billing office to schedule an appointment.
Road Opening Permits are required anytime road excavation is done. These permits can be obtained from the Municipal Clerk's Office.
Water/Sewer bills are due quarterly on the 15th day of the following months: February, May, August and November. Readings are taken in January, April, July and October. Payments received after the due date will accrue interest at the same rate as delinquent taxes.
Payment information for utilities can be viewed and paid online.
Final Meter Readings
Water/Sewer Rates Per Cycle
- Residential Flat Rate Sewer: $125
- Residential Water Rate Minimum: $105 for up to 6,000 gallons. Excess usage will be billed at a rate of $9.50 per thousand gallons
If you experience sewer back-up please call the Water and Sewer Department during normal office hours, or the Cape May Police Department at 609-884-9500 after regular business hours and holidays. Please call our offices before calling a sewer cleaning contractor as we will have an employee come out to inspect the borough's main and let you know if a cleaning contractor is needed.
Road Opening Permits are required anytime road excavation is done. These permits can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Department.
Secure Drop Box
There is a secure drop box for Tax and Water payments located in front entrance of Borough Hall for your convenience marked "West Cape May Drop Box." All payments left in the drop box will be posted on the next business day. Please do not leave cash payments in the drop box.
pdf Click Here for the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Stormwater Management Resources