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Posted Monday, December 10th, 2018


In October, the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority awarded a $2,685,739 contract to Reivax Contracting of Newark.  The authority’s engineering division staff will conduct construction administration services for this work.  The project will address the 2018 Water System Improvement Program (WISP) as summarized below.  The Authority appreciates our community’s support as we complete this important project.   Morris Water: SMCMUA Water System Upgrades 2018-2020

Investment in these improvements is a necessary part of maintaining a reliable water system and is also a required component of the recently enacted state Water Quality Accountability Act, which established new requirements for public water systems, including water main renewals, asset management, and hydrant and valve maintenance.

The WISP project will be completed over a period of approximately 18 months, or between December 2018 and May 2020, and includes the following improvements:

  • Replacement of 29 fire hydrants and 13 valves located throughout the service area;
  • Installation of 25 new sampling stations at key locations to provide for improved monitoring of water quality;
  • Installation of 6 automatic flushing devices to improve water age at targeted locations;
  • Construction of chlorine contact time improvements at the Lidgerwood Well in Morristown, Turnbull Well in Morristown, and Wing Well in Hanover Township.

Also to be done: Replacement of 7,316 linear feet of water main, including new valves, fire hydrants and water meter chambers, at the following locations:

Hanover Township: 1,071 linear feet on McNab Avenue

Morris Plains:  1,110 linear feet on Park Road connecting to Forest Drive and 850 linear foot extension on Jim Fear Drive to connect to Parker Drive

Morris Township: 1,240 linear feet on Old Glen Road;  570 linear feet on Van Beuren Road; 1,125 linear feet on James Street

Morristown: 1,350 linear feet on Conklin Avenue

The Authority’s current Capital Improvement Program estimates an approximate $2.1 million annual investment in future main renewal projects over the course of the next six years.


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PROJECT UPDATES:  The 2018 WSIP project updates will be maintained on SMCMUA’s website at  Questions can also be addressed to Customer Service.  A letter describing the project will be issued to the affected customers and routine updates will be issued as necessary using the Authority’s RAVE notification system (registration information is provided below).  Communications will also be distributed on a routine basis to local public officials.

REGISTER FOR CITIZEN ALERTS:  The Authority requests that all consumers who live and/or work in the service area register with the Smart911TM Notification System ( to better ensure the timely delivery of emergency notices associated with water supply, quality or other important community messages. If you do not have access to a computer, please ask a relative, friend or neighbor to register for you.

You also can register at and choose the “REGISTER FOR CITIZEN ALERTS” icon.  If you were previously registered with Everbridge®, you will need to register again.


Morris Water: SMCMUA Water System Upgrades 2018-2020


The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority was established in December of 1976 and provides drinking water to approximately 67,000 consumers in Morris County.  The Authority creating municipalities are Morristown,  Morris Township, Hanover Township, and Morris Plains.  For more information, visit or call Customer Service at 973-326-6880 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or at 973-867-1758 for emergencies during non-business hours.