Water & Sewer



HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION (Memorial Day through Labor Day): Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM

The Cape May public water system has served the City since around 1910. From 1950 to 1998, the City was supplied water from three other wells screened in the Cohansey Aquifer and located along the

Pennsylvania Reading Seashore rail line. These wells supplied the City and the only form of water treatment was chlorine for disinfection and sodium silicate for corrosion control and iron sequestering.

Water quality in the Cohansey Aquifer has deteriorated over time and currently the City no longer uses Well Nos. 3 and 4, although Well No. 4 is still listed as an active well for emergency purposes.

Well No. 5, which is located furthest to the north in Lower Township, is still active. The City is currently primarily supplied by the 2 MGD Desalination Facility, which was constructed in 1998.

This facility is supplied by three wells that are screened in the Atlantic City 800-Foot Sand Aquifer. The plant uses reverse osmosis technology to treat the brackish water to potable standards. 

The treatment of removing salt from our water wells to produce potable drinking water to our customers and surrounding neighbors has been a very successful endeavor.

We are the first facility in our State and surrounding region to do this for our customers. 

*Joe Mendo our Chief Water Plant Operator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the RO plant. Joe also handles all water quality questions our customers might have, 609-884-9577.

Our Water Distribution, Metering and Sewer Collection has a crew of four (4) employees. 

Please call 609-884-9538 for all questions about water/sewer bills. The City of Cape May has over 4,300 water accounts. Water & Sewer payments are paid in the Tax Office.

In the Administrative Office, which is located at 830 Canning House Lane, we handle questions about water/sewer connections, meters, water consumption, and water pressure.

The State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help you pay arrears for your water and sewer bills.

The program may also be able to help address tax liens due to water and sewer arrears.

To get more information and apply, go to waterassistance.nj.gov or call NJ211.