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The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority

19 Saddle Road · Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Phone 973-326-6880 · Fax 973-326-9521


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On September 23, 2015, NJDEP issued a “Drought Watch” for Northeast, Central, and Coastal North Drought Regions including SMCMUA’s service area in Morris County.  At this time, SMCMUA has not issued any mandatory water conversation advisories and will continue to monitor the situation and notify the public in the event that water use restrictions will be required.

NJDEP’s “Drought Watch” announcement calls for voluntary efforts by the public to curtail unnecessary water use, especially outdoors for activities such as lawn and landscape watering and other water-dependent activities around the home.   

Additional information regarding the drought conditions and water conservation recommendations can be found on NJDEP’s website:  www.NJDROUGHT.org.    




Protect yourself from fraud!  Be aware of unsolicited attempts by persons posing as SMCMUA employees to obtain personal information or gain entry into your home or business, including solicitations by email or phone.  If a customer is unsure of whether a call or attempt to gain entry into their home or business is legitimate or not, contact SMCMUA’s Customer Service Department by phone or email to verify by calling or emailing at: 973-326-6880 or customerservice@smcmua.org.  SMCMUA employees carry a photo ID and field employees wear SMCMUA uniforms and drive SMCMUA marked vehicles.  Contact your local police department to report these unsolicited attempts.





19 Saddle Road

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


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Customer Service: 973-326-6880

Operations Phone: 973-326-6860


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The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (SMCMUA or Authority) provides high quality drinking water to customers in Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains and Hanover Township with some service in Mendham Township and Harding Township, and to certain customers and municipalities outside its District in Morris County, New Jersey.


On a typical day, about 100,000 people rely on SMCMUA's commitment to high quality for their drinking water needs.  With over 15,000 residential and 2,500 commercial/industrial accounts, SMCMUA is Morris County's largest water purveyor.


Take a moment to look at the latest water quality data in our Water Quality Report section.  Want some tips on water conservation?  Check out the Water Conservation page.  Trouble understanding your bill?  Our Customer Service page in the Services section will try to help you.  There is a wealth of information available about the water system and its history in the Operations section.


SMCMUA is a municipal utilities authority created by law and governed by N.J.S.A. 40:14B-1 et seq.  You can check out public meeting dates and review Board meeting agendas on the Board Activities page.


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The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority is a participating member of a number of water related associations.  Additional information about water quality, supply and other environmental issues can be obtained from the following professional organizations:

Association of Environmental Authorities

NJ Section, American Water Works Association 

American Water Works Association

Water Research Foundation

You can also visit the websites of the Authority's Creating Municipalities by clicking the links below:

Township of Hanover

Township of Morris

Town of Morristown

Borough of Morris Plains


Clyde Potts Reservoir

The Southeast Morris County Utilities Authority’s primary mission is to maintain, operate and improve the potable water supply and distribution system for the protection of public health and safety.  In order to achieve this mission, the Authority has established the following goals:

  • Provide responsive and timely customer service.

  • Strive to achieve excellence in meeting or exceeding (surpassing) all of the regulatory requirements in accordance with the Safe Drinking and Clean Water Acts.

  • Maintain a progressive water quality monitoring program beyond regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain structured preventative maintenance and asset management programs for reliable system operations.

  • Cost control measures:

    • Ensure efficient revenue collections.

    • Work to streamline operating expenditures such as energy and chemical purchases.

    • Maintain a five (5) year and beyond capital improvement program so that these investments are the most cost effective over the full life-cycle of our virtual (cyber) and physical systems and equipment, and that these investments are strategic in order to minimize costs and to maintain a system that is resilient in response to undefined events such as severe weather or breaches in security.

  • Invest in the professional development of our human assets (staff) in particular for necessary succession planning and for credentialing so that staff remain qualified to conduct Authority business in line with industry best practices and technologic challenges.

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