Infrastructure Upgrades & Maintenance Projects

In order to smooth the transition from East Orange Water Commission to American Water and better serve the residents of South Orange the Village is working together with NJ American Water, our engineering consultants  HDR Inc. , and the US EPA’s WaterCare program on a variety of projects.

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 Projects Status
 NJAW Pumping Station and Pipeline Complete 
 System Hydraulic Study Complete
Leak Detection Analysis Ongoing
 Hydrant Repair Study & Plan             Complete
 Well 17 Rehabilitation  Decommissioned
 Well 17 Carbon Filtration System Cancelled
 Stand Pipe Repair (Crest Drive) To Be Replaced
 Water Sphere Repair ?(Newstead) In Progress
 Interconnection Upgrades NJAW Luddington - in progress
 System Maintenance to Valves, Hydrants, etc. Ongoing
 Scotland Road Water Main Replacement Complete
 AMI Meter Replacement Project Awarded - 2023 Initiative
 Lead Line Identification and Replacement Project In Progress
West End Road Main ReplacementPlanned for Spring 2023


In an effort to provide you with improved water service and accurate billing, The Township of South Orange Village Water Department is upgrading its meter reading system. The upgrade will include the installation of new reading equipment and water meters.

The installation should take less than one hour and requires access to your basement or utility room. We have contracted with MeterTek Utility Services Inc. to perform the work, which will take place over the next several months. 

To accommodate your availability, you will be able to schedule the meter change out by calling the contractor customer service center or online via their website.  Notification of the availability of these options will be made shortly.

Your safety will be top priority for MeterTek Utility Services Inc. All MeterTek Utility Services Inc. personnel must pass a daily health screening prior to reporting to work and will wear face coverings when entering your home for the install. You will be able to identify MeterTek Utility Services Inc. personnel by their uniforms, photo ID badges and company marked vehicles. Do not let anyone in your home without proper identification. Thank you in advance for your assistance. It is our goal to provide the best service to our customers.


AMI Meter Replacement Project

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NEPTUNE Meter Purchase and Installation

METER TEK Meter Installation

Construction of upgrades and improvements to The South Orange Water Utility, Township of South Orange Village, at a cost of $3,000,000 were financed by the New Jersey Water Bank (NJWB).  The NJWB is a State Revolving Fund program jointly administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (Infrastructure Bank) and uses a combination of funds provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the DEP, and the Infrastructure Bank to provide very low interest loans to borrowers for environmental infrastructure projects. 

This project will provide water quality benefits of accurate usage and reporting for residents and businesses in the Village of South Orange Township, Essex County, NJ. .   

State Revolving Fund programs around the nation provide states and communities the resources necessary to maintain and improve the infrastructure protecting our valuable water resources nationwide.