Utilities

View Electric Usage Online

South River Electric is proud to announce the enhancement of client services.

Residences and businesses are now able to view their electric usage online. Clients need only to log on to and request a username and password. Meter readings will be accessible through a secure internet connection. This service is provided free of charge. If you have any questions, please call our Utility Department at 732-257-1999, ext. 520.

Utility Connections

To have utilities connected, you must go to the Borough of South River's Utility Office at the Municipal Building, 48 Washington Street, South River.

The charge for establishing a utility account is as follows:

TypeFee
Homeowner$25 activation charge per electric and water account
$25 deactivation charge per electric and water account when account closed
Tenants$200 deposit
$25 activation charge per electric and water account
$25 deactivation charge per electric and water account when account closed
Commercial$500 deposit
$25 activation charge per electric and water account
$25 deactivation charge per electric and water account when account closed


Deposit is applied to your open balance when the account is closed.

You will also need a copy of your lease to activate a utility account. When your account is closed, your deposit, if greater than the utilities due, will then be refunded. Payment is accepted by cash, check, or money order.

Non-Payment

If your electric or water utilities are shut off for non-payment, the following applies:

  1. All open balances on electric and/or water accounts are due and payable at this time.
  2. There is a reconnection fee of $50 for electric. There is a reconnection fee of $50 before 2 pm and $125 after 2 pm for water.
  3. Only cash, money order, credit card (online only), or certified funds will be accepted. No personal checks.
  4. During normal business hours, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm, payment is accepted only at the Municipal Building, 48 Washington Street.
  5. After normal business hours, 4:15 pm, payment (cash only) is accepted at the Police Station, 61 Main Street. Police Dispatchers will collect the money in full, and the Police will call the Utility Department to turn on the utilities. Any questions you have can only be answered by the Utility Office during normal business hours.
  6. Important: If your electricity is turned off for any reason, the Electric Department will not turn on your electric until your main circuit breaker is turned off. This is done for safety reasons, both yours and ours.