Township Municipal Building
65 Main Street
Sparta, NJ 07871
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Telephone: (973) 729-7133
Customer Service: (973) 729-7133
Please be advised that the Township now accepts credit card payments for property taxes as well as garbage (solid waste), water, & sewer bills. There is a service fee assessed by the third party vendor for the processing of any such transactions. The Township does not receive any portion of these monies as relates to this service payment option. Therefore, the municipality cannot waive or reduce this transaction fee for any reason.
Keep your lawn and garden weed-free. Weeds compete with your plants for water, oxygen and minerals! Cultivate soil regularly to keep it loose. You'll use less water because it will penetrate more rapidly and deeply.
Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Mulch will slow evaporation of moisture and discourage weed growth too! Avoid watering on windy days. Wind can blow water away from cultivated areas and onto concrete and asphalt where it's not needed. Don't let your sprinkler water the sidewalk, driveway or street. Put the water only where it's needed!
Talk to neighbors. If you live in an area where watering is commonplace, set up a schedule so everyone's not watering at the same time!
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from the Sparta Water Utility
Protect your pipes from freezing weather!
Before freezing weather sets in:
Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses: Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe. Otherwise, a single hard, overnight freeze can burst either the faucet or the pipe it's connected to.
During freezing weather:
Statement from the Sparta Water Utility on Water
Quality and Lead Exposure Risk
In light of the recent events unfolding in Flint, Michigan, and other areas closer to home, the quality and safety of drinking water and concerns about lead exposure have come to the forefront for many Sparta Water Utility customers.
The Sparta Water Utility operates three separate water supply systems; Highlands, Lake Mohawk and Sunset Lake. Each water system is supplied by numerous groundwater wells. Each system and its wells are governed by EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations. An example of these regulations is the 1992 Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule. All Sparta Water Utility systems are in compliance with the 1992 Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule and all its subsequent revisions.
The Sparta Water Utility has funded many improvements to its distribution systems over the years and none of our water systems deliver water through lead pipes. One of the challenges faced by suppliers is maintaining a PH level that is less corrosive to help minimize the leaching of lead into the water from homeowner plumbing or fixtures. Sparta Township is fortunate enough to report that all our groundwater supplies have natural PH levels at a neutral scale or better. Additionally, we utilize a concentrated liquid phosphate at various locations throughout our system that acts as a corrosion inhibitor and reduces lead leaching. Water delivery in our distribution system through lead pipes and water with a corrosive PH level are not concerns for Sparta Water Utility customers.
The Sparta Water Utility fulfills the sampling requirements set forth by the State’s Lead and Copper rule. The number of samples to be taken, the sampling frequency and sample locations are all determined in cooperation with the NJDEP. We enlist the services of a state certified laboratory which ensures that all lead analyses are conducted properly on samples from several locations throughout the water system. Sampling data can be found in your Water System’s annual water quality report, which is mailed to each service address and available on the Township website (www.spartanj.org).
The Sparta Water Utility is committed to delivering the highest quality water, to the ongoing protection of our groundwater at its source, and to promoting a safe community for everyone in Sparta Township and its surrounding areas. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the quality of our water, please contact our Utility Office at 973-729-7133.
If you are concerned about a lead presence in your household and wish to have your water tested, please visit www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/oqa/certlabs.htm to help locate State-certified laboratories in the area. Additional information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps to minimize exposure is available at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Sparta Water Utility and Sewer Utility
In an effort to make water and sewer billing more convenient for our customers, the anticipated billing schedule can be reviewed below. Please make a note of these important dates. Also, please be advised that if payment is not received by the due date, late charges will apply. This late policy includes instances where bills were undeliverable or lost in the mail. If you have not received your bill during the 30 days prior to the due dates for each quarter listed below, then we would recommend contacting the Utility office early enough to obtain your outstanding account balances before late penalties accrue. Additionally, if you do have concerns about receiving bills, then we would recommend contacting the Utility office to verify that your account’s mailing information is updated and accurate. The number to the Sparta Township Utility office is (973) 729-7133.
|Billing Mail Dates||Billing Due Dates|
|1st Quarter - February 15||1st Quarter - March 15|
|2nd Quarter - May 15||2nd Quarter - June 15|
|3rd Quarter - August 15||3rd Quarter - September 15|
|4th Quarter - November 15||4th Quarter – December 15|
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The Water Utility manages, operates and maintains wells,
storage tanks, distribution piping and fire hydrants within the Township.