1. If an account is three (3) or more quarters overdue, a first warning letter is mailed via regular mail. This gives the owner of the property ten (10) days to pay the balance or make payment arrangements by signing a payment agreement.
  2. If the account is not paid or the owner has not made payment arrangements after ten (10) days have passed, a lien is filed and a second notice letter along with a copy of the time-stamped lien is sent to the owner via certified mail and regular mail which advises them of possible water service termination. The owner has ten (10) days to pay the balance or make payment arrangements.
  3. Water service termination is permitted by Pennsylvania law under the provisions of the Water Service Act, 53 P.S. Section 3102.101. If ten (10) days have passed and the owner has made no effort to reconcile their sewer account, a water termination letter along with a copy of the Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act of 2004 is sent via certified mail and regular mail explaining that they have an additional ten (10) days to pay or their water service will be terminated. This letter is also posted on the property and on the front door of the residence. Said action shall result in additional charges becoming due and payable including any fee imposed by the water utility.
  4. After the passage of ten (10) days without communication from the owner, the Township will initiate water service termination. The water company, per their policies, may terminate service Monday through Thursday of each week, but not proceeding a holiday weekend.  The water company charges a fee to terminate and reconnect service. This fee is charged by the Township to the customer’s sewer account.
  5. If the owner does not fulfill their obligations, the residence may be determined uninhabitable and/or the Township may pursue legal action through a Writ of Scire Facias or a Civil Complaint.

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**Please Note**

Payment for sewer bills must be received, not postmarked, by the due date to avoid the penalty charge.

For rental properties, bills must be sent to the owner of the property. Accounts cannot be transferred into a tenant’s name.

Failure of any person to receive quarterly bills for sewer rentals or charges shall not be considered an excuse for nonpayment nor shall such failure result in an extension of the period of time during which the net bill shall be payable..

Sewer Rates

The 2024 sewer rate for residential properties is a base rate of $99.50 per quarter. The 2024 sewer rate for non-residential properties is a base rate of $34.43 per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit), per month, plus $2.99 per 1,000 gallons of usage.

Accounts are billed in the arrears. Bills are mailed out in January, April, July, and October and are due 35 days after the date of mailing. Payments received after the due date are subject to a 10% penalty charge on the current charges and 0.5% interest charge on unpaid balances.