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New Jersey's Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

New Jersey’s Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Click Here to Print a PDF Version of the LIHWAP Notice

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) 

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 or call NJ211.

Winter Termination Program

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation for eligible residential customers receiving residential <insert water, sewer, and/or electric as applicable to the local unit> from November 15th through March 15th.  Service cannot be disconnected during this period to those residential customers who demonstrate at the time of the intended termination that they are:

  1. Recipients of LIHEAP, or certified as eligible therefor pursuant to standards set by the New Jersey Department of Human Services;
  2. Recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF);
  3. Recipients of Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
  4. Recipients of Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD);
  5. Recipients of General Assistance (GA) benefits;
  6. Recipients of the Universal Service Fund (USF);
  7. Recipients of the Low-income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP);
  8. Recipients of benefits under the Lifeline Credit Program; or
  9. Persons unable to pay their utility bills because of circumstances beyond their control. Such circumstances shall include, but shall not be limited to, unemployment, illness, medically related expenses, the recent death of an immediate family member, and any other circumstances, which might cause financial hardship.

If you meet one or more of the above criteria, please contact Kerri Womack if you wish to enroll in the Program. Any financial assistance that a customer receives for water or sewer, the customer shall forward all such benefits to the Township of Blairstown

Further information about the Winter Termination Program can be found at:

Winter Termination Program Self-Certification Form:

Click Here to be Directed to the NJ Board of Public Utilities Website for Assistance Programs

Route 94 Upcoming Road Work

 (Maintenance Project) 14 Day Notice: NEW PROJECT

 Nature of Work:   Milling, Paving, Concrete Curb and Sidewalk, Radar Detection Systems and Landscape Work.

Route/Direction/MP: NJ 23      Direction:  NB & SB        Milepost: 31.22 to 36.02

                                    NJ 94      Direction:  NB & SB        Milepost: 7.68 to 9.04; 13.97 to 21.73

Municipality/County: Hardyston, Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Fredon, Newton, Franklin, Hamburg/Warren and Sussex Counties.

Anticipated Traffic Impacts:  Temporary Lane Closures

Description of New Traffic Pattern:   Lane shift or alternating traffic pattern as needed during allowable lane closure hours.

Proposed Start Date of New Project:  May 1, 2023

Any other comments: Contractor is scheduled to start the concrete curb work with temporary shoulder closings throughout the project in Blairstown Township on Route 94.


Stormwater Information

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Planet Network

Please go to the Planet Networks site at to answer a few questions to help bring high speed internet access to Blairstown.
Probably the worst problem faced by our residents is the lack of adequate internet service. This impacts businesses, working from home, in home education, or recreation. As you are probably aware Service Electric Cable TV – NJ was purchased by Altice several months ago. Hopefully, those of you who are served by Altice will see improved internet services in the near future.
But, many areas of our township are served only by CenturyLink. CenturyLink constructed a $30 million upgrade to their system in northern Warren County over the past several years. I personally have experienced an improvement, if you can call it, from a 1.5 meg to 6 meg download speed. Wow!
Over the next several years, Planet Networks from Newton will be wiring many roads in the area for high speed (currently up to 1 gigabit fiber connections) internet service. Rates are: 175 meg up/down m$59.95, 300meg up/down m$74.95, 500 meg up/down m$89.95, & 1gb up/down m$109.95.
They are gauging interest in their service and are asking residents to complete a short survey at If much faster internet speeds sound intriguing, complete this survey.
Get your neighbors to complete the survey. If many homes in the same areas respond favorably, your area might be the first wired. Help bring high speed internet service to Blairstown!
But in the meantime, Planet Networks is offering very reasonable prices to connect your home to an existing Altice cable TV line bordering your property.
Many residents have complained to me that because of their home’s distance from the roadway, Service Electric CTV gave an exorbitant price estimate to connect. I’m not sure if Altice’s connection cost will be less than SECTV, but Planet Networks might be a cheaper alternative.
You can ask for a connection quote from Robert Boyle at Planet Networks at I have heard that homeowners in our area who have used Planet Networks to connect with Service Electric were at a fraction of the cost estimated by SECTV.