was created for the purpose of operating, improving and expanding a
potable water and sanitary sewer system within the Township of Mantua, New
Jersey. The primary goal of
the Authority is to provide a safe potable water and sanitary sewer system
for its customers in a cost-effective manner.
Mantua Township was formed as a township by an Act of
the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1853 from portions of
Greenwich Township. Consisting of 16 square miles, it is
located southeast of Philadelphia with a population of 15,217 (2010
Census). The Township is primarily a residential community centrally
located in Gloucester County, New Jersey with easy access to most major
highways in the area allowing efficient commuting to Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington DC, New York City and the Jersey Shore.
The Mantua Township Municipal Utilities Authority (MTMUA) is an
independent authority created in April 10, 1973 by Ordinance of the
Township of Mantua under New Jersey State Municipal Utilities Authorities
The Authority has broad powers under the Act including the
following: to hold, operate and administer its property; provide for bonds
and secure their payment and rights to holders; to charge and collect user
fees to ensure the revenues of the Authority will at all times be adequate
to pay all operating and maintenance expenses, including reserves,
insurance, extensions and replacements; to pay the principal and
interest on any bonds and to make and enforce its rules and regulations.
Connection fees are set in accordance with the appropriate
requirements of the State so new users pay their fair share of capital
costs previously paid by others.
body of the Authority consists of five members and two alternates, each of
whom appointed for five-year terms on a staffed basis by Council of Mantua
Township. The present Members and their offices on the Authority’s
Board can be found here:
list of MUA Professionals can be found here:
list of all vendors paid over $17,500 in previous fiscal year can be found
currently has 12 full-time employees.