Located on the Maurice River at Fowser Road, approximately one mile from the center of town, the Millville Sewer Utility operates a five million gallon per day (MGD) wastewater treatment plant with a sanitary sewer collection system that includes 21 sewage lift stations and 80 to 90 miles of collection lines.
Grease and Oil Ordinance
The City of Millville has an Ordinance pertaining to grease and oil. These regulations are established to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages, odors, and obstructions from contributions and accumulations of fats, oils, and greases into the municipal sewer system from commercial or industrial establishments, particularly food preparation and serving facilities. Such clogs can result in sewer backups into homes or local waterways, and result in increased maintenance costs of the collection system. The complete content of this ordanance can be found at:
A sewer backup can cause significant problems for a property owner including loss of possessions and health and safety issues. If you are experiencing a problem with your drains call the Sewer Utility first. Our personnel will check the sewer main and inform you of the findings. If the problem is in the sewer lateral, the homeowner or business is responsible for correcting the problem. The owner of the property is responsible for maintaining and cleaning the sewer lateral from the building (or home) to the sewer main, including the connection on the sewer main.
For emergencies, please call (856) 825-7000 ext. 7383. If you have not received a call back within one hour, please call police dispatch at (856) 825-7010 ext 7350.