NJ High Court Says Sewer Authorities Can Divide Fees

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 4:01 PM EST) -- In a battle over who can collect fees when new developments connect to local sewerage systems, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that each authority handling a property's sewage can charge a fair, nonduplicative fee based on the parts of their systems being used.

Indeed, sewerage authorities have the right to charge those statutorily allowed fees when they are providing such services via a direct connection or an indirect connection, the court found.

The decision resolves a dispute between the North Hudson Regional Sewerage Authority,...
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