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South Orange Village Water Utility Customers
American Water has partnered with the Village of South Orange to provide high-quality and reliable water service to residents and businesses. Beginning January 1, 2017, American Water will operate and maintain the water system infrastructure owned by the Village. Here you will find all the information you need regarding American Water’s operation of the system including who to call in an emergency, how to pay your bill, where to access water quality reports, etc.
Toll-Free Customer Service Center
Call center representatives are available on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00pm for questions related to your bill or to schedule a service visit. For water emergencies, call center representatives are available by calling the same toll-free number 24/7. Water emergencies consist of things such as main breaks, water quality issues, water outages, water leaks, etc.
How to Pay My Bill
Fact Sheet on How to Read Your Bill
Great news! You are able to view and pay your bill, update
your contact information, and schedule an appointment to turn on or off service
online. We will store your water usage and billing history (up to
two-year’s worth) on the new site beginning in January 2017, so that in time,
you will be able to track water use trends or view your account history.
We also offer the following convenient methods to pay your bill:
Automatic Payment Program
Save time and money and sign up for our Automatic Payment Program. Your bill will be paid on time, every time, directly from your checking or savings account on the date it is due. No stamps required! If you were previously enrolled in auto-pay with East Orange Water Commission, you will need to re-enroll with American Water after January 1, 2017. Call us to enroll.
Pay By Mail
To avoid processing delays, include the pre-addressed payment stub, write your account number and address on your check or money order, use the envelope provided and do not send paper clips, staples or cash.
Payments should be mailed to:
South Orange Village Water Utility
P.O. Box 371852
Pittsburgh, PA, 15250-7852
Overnight payments should be mailed to:
Attention: Lockbox 371852
500 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15251
Pay by Phone or with our Online Self-Service, Bill Pay
With web-self-service, residential customers can pay bills online with your Visa or MasterCard, when it is convenient for you. Be sure to have your account number handy. Please note - a convenience fee of $2.95 is charged by the credit card processor for this service. This charge does not go to the Village or American Water; this is a fee charged directly by the credit card processing company. To enroll or to make a one-time payment, call the new Customer Service center.
Pay in Person
You can pay your bill by check or money order in person at the South Orange Village Tax Collector’s office located at Village Hall, 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302, South Orange, NJ 07079. The office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. except holidays.
Water Quality Reports
Both the Village and American Water take water quality very seriously. To learn more about the water quality in South Orange, click on the links below. You will find two files for each year. The first is a Basic Water Quality Summary that includes the water quality information that customers most commonly request. If you want more information, we invite you to view the Detailed Water Quality Report (also called the Consumer Confidence Report or CCR) that contains more information including where the water comes from, any contaminants that were detected, and additional educational information.
Link to Village Water Website
Link to Village Code – Water
American Water’s Water Quality Information
Water’s Hardness Fact Sheet
Lead Fact Sheet
American Water’s FAQ page
New Service Application