If you rent an apartment and pay your own utility bills, you pay only for the utilities you use in your dwelling.
The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) cannot charge you for utilities used elsewhere in the apartment building. The BPU also cannot turn off your service for failing to pay for service outside your apartment, unless you have agreed with your landlord to pay for such a service. If you believe that you are wrongly charged for utilities that others are using, call the BPU Customer Service Office. The utility will investigate and settle the matter.