Penn Township Municipal Authority

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          Last update on March 30, 2020 


PTMA SEWER CUSTOMER WARNING...
In these uncertin times as the government announces mandates and closures and certain items like toilet paper are hard to find, the Penn Township Municipal Authority has issued a warning to our sewer customers to not create “fatberg blockages.” Fatbergs are the product of fat and non-biodegradable matter such as wipes and paper towels, which do not break down. By using these non-biodegradable products for toilet paper and flushing them into the sewer system it causes "fatbergs," which can block sewer lines. This may require response from municipal personnel, pumping contractors, and traffic control; and, it can ultimately create a condition of pollution and remediation cleanup. Many wipes are labeled flushable; however, they are not biodegradable. Please be advised only the 3Ps should be flushed down the toilet – Poo, Pee and (toilet) Paper.

We remind our customers that the disposal of household cleaning wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc.), baby wipes, flushable cleansing wipes, cat litter (flushable and non-flushable), cooking greases, oils, or fats into the PTMA sewer system is prohibited. Do NOT dispose of these items via your drains, toilets or garbage disposals even if the packaging states the product is flushable!

PTMA Meeting CANCELLED...
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the April 1, 2020 PTMA Meeting has been Cancelled. The next PTMA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2020.

1st Quarter 2020 Water and Sewer Billing using Estimated Water Meter Readings...
The 1st quarter 2020 water and sewer bills have been mailed to our customers. Please note in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, most the water meter readings have been estimated using each customer's water consumption historical data. We plan to obtain actual water meter readings at the end of June 2020 and adjust all bills accordingly. To avoid late fees, please be sure to submit your payment on or before Friday, April 24, 2020.

Consumer Confidence Report...
We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Consumer Confidence Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services that we deliver to you each day. We are happy to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements set forth by the Safe Water Drinking Act.

SCBA Equipment For Sale...
We are accepting sealed bids for the sale of self-contained breathing apparatus and related equipment, which can be viewed here. Sealed bids must be mailed to: PTMA, P.O. Box 155, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, and received by Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 3:30 PM. The bids will be opened and the successful bid possibly accepted at our regular meeting on May 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Authority Office at 2595 Route 522, Suite 10, Selinsgrove, PA. PTMA reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Attention PTMA Sewer Customers...
For the past four years, we were able to lower your sewer rates, because PTMA benefitted from the sewer treatment plant’s change in billing method. Unfortunately, they have reverted to their former method, which is forcing us to raise the quarterly sewer rates to $95.00 per quarter per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) or $380.00 per annum per EDU. This will be a $15.00 per quarter increase for our residential sewer customers and a $15.00 per EDU quarterly increase for our commercial sewer customers. Please note this is the same sewer rate PTMA charged from 2008 through 2015. The rate increase will take effect on January 1, 2020 and will be reflected in your 1st quarter 2020 sewer billing, which was sent out on March 24, 2020.

PTMA Meeting Agenda...
The Penn Township Municipal Authority will hold it's next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the PTMA office at 7:00 p.m. An agenda has been posted.

Attention PTMA Water Customers...
It has become very difficult for the PTMA Water Operators to read some of our customer's water meters due to overgrown shrubs and bushes located in front of the water meter touch pads. A water meter touch pad is a black oval plastic pad attached to the exterior of the building, which allows PTMA operators to read the water meter without entering the home or business. PTMA operators must be able to easily access all water meter touch pads. Please be sure that the water meter touch pad, located on the exterior of your home or business, is easily accessible and clear of bushes, shrubs or debris.

Payment Options...
The Northumberland National Bank (NNB) Hummels Wharf Office located at 87 Lori Lane in Hummels Wharf (behind Lowe's) and the Selinsgrove Office located at 411 N. Market Street in downtown Selinsgrove, accepts PTMA water and sewer bill payments. Please remember that we do not accept water and sewer bill payments at the PTMA office. If not paying at NNB, payments must be MAILED to: PTMA, P.O. Box 155, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. All mailed payments must be made in form of a check, money order or certified check. Cash is NOT accepted. To ensure that your payment is correctly applied to your PTMA account, please be sure to enclose your bar-coded stub located at the bottom of your invoice.








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