Montclair residents are expected to see another charge to their water bill that will increase water costs by between $25 and $62.25 a quarter for most households. The new addition will add an infrastructure charge.
Montclair typically sees nine water breaks a year, said Gary Obszarny, director of the Water Bureau. Several factors contribute to the breaks, Obszarny said, including vibrations from road pavement equipment, temperature fluxes and freeze/thaw periods in the winter. And much of Montclair’s water piping is between 80 and 100 years old, if not older, he added.