Water & Sewer Utility

Town Surface Water Supply


The Town's surface water supply is the Morris Lake reservoir located in Sparta Township. This has been Newton's water source since the early 1900s.

Water Department personnel:
  • Operate and maintain the water system
  • Perform quarterly water meter readings
  • Inspect all fire hydrants semi-annually
  • Monthly leak detection
Since the Filtration Plant came online in 2006, Newton has met the lead and copper limits as required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Wastewater Treatment Plant


The waste water treatment plant, with a capacity to treat 1.4 million gallons per day, processes an average of .910 million gallons of waste water flow daily. Plant personnel are responsible for operating four sewer pump stations and over 20 miles of sewer collection lines. It is important to note that the Newton Water and Sewer Utility operates on a self-sustaining basis without the use of tax dollars.