40:62-104 Supervision, operation and maintenance; collection of charges; contracts.
40:62-104. Any contract entered into pursuant to sections 40:62-96 to 40:62-105 of this title may provide for supervision, operation and maintenance of the water system and the distribution, public or private, by either party to the contract, and may further provide for the collection by either party of rates, rental or other service charges for the supplying of water to the users thereof.
The governing body of a municipality that has established a water district and which operates a water system shall establish a rate structure that provides for uniform rates, rentals, or other service charges for water supply service and fire protection systems.
No municipality wherein a water district is situated may impose standby fees or charges for any fire protection system to a residential customer served by a water service line of two inches or less in diameter.
Nothing in this section shall preclude a municipality wherein a water district is situated from requiring separate dedicated service lines for fire protection. A municipality wherein a water district is situated may require that fire service lines be metered. Nothing in this section shall alter the liability for maintenance and repair of service lines which exists on the effective date of P.L.2003, c.278.
Amended 2003, c.278, s.2.
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