Water & Sewer

From the Director,

The Water and Sewer Rates will be going up starting this July 1st, 2022. We have been doing our best to keep the rates at a zero percent increase over the last three years. However, we no longer have a choice but to increase the water and sewer rates slightly. The cost of electricity, fuel, chemicals, wastewater disposal, insurance, labor, etc. have all gone up.   

Your new Water Rates will be $33.99 per 1,000 CF a 2.85 percent increase over the last three years and the sewer rate will be $68.44 per 1,000 CF a 5.8 percent increase over the last three years. This is required even with the water budget being supplemented by 1.2 million dollars in Water Fund Balance and the sewer budget being supplemented by 1.7 million dollars in Sewer Fund Balance contributions. This is a difficult but necessary task in that we are trying to maintain a reserve fund of six months in our Fund Balance.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  

Joseph S. Fazzino, P.E. - Director of the Water and Sewer Department

Annual Water Main Flushing Program To Begin March 21st

The City of Middletown Water Department will commence the State mandated annual water main flushing program beginning the week of March 21, 2022. Flushing will occur during the hours of 8 AM to 3 PM.  The flushing program will start with the Westfield and the South Fire Districts and then move toward the Middletown Central Fire District. The Downtown Area will be flushed last along with the Cimarron Road, Randolph Road, and Long Hill high pressure zones.  Please note that the duration of the flushing program is impacted by weather conditions and is anticipated to last 10 to 12 weeks.

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It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can

There has been a significant increase in the use of disinfecting wipes to clean homes and work spaces in an effort to stay healthy.  Please remember that wipes can NOT be flushed down the toilet, even if they are labeled as "disposable" or "flushable". 


Unlike toilet paper, which breaks down quickly in water, personal, baby and cleaning/disinfecting wipes remain intact and tangle into massive clogs that jam pumps and block pipes.  See the recent EPA News Release on this issue.

Here’s a list of a few other items that should NEVER be flushed down your toilet:

  • Cloth rags or towels
  • Baby wipes, Toilet wipes, Disinfecting wipes, or cloth wipes of any kind
  • Diapers
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper (other than toilet paper/tissue)
  • Medications (Prescription, or over-the-counter)
  • Feminine hygiene products of any kind
  • Beauty products, Q-Tips, dental floss
  • Plastics of any kind
  • "Disposable" contact lenses
  • Grease of any kind – especially cooking grease
  • Garden supplies (such as pesticides, fertilizers)
  • Paint, varnish, paint remover
  • Motor oil, gasoline, or any explosive material

Your help can reduce blockages in pipes which can lead to sewer backups in the environment, the streets or even your home!

Pipeline  - Department Newsletter

The latest news and updates from the Water and Sewer Department.

Pipeline - Fall 2020 (PDF)

Pipeline - Spring 2020 (PDF)

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