Hanover Township Sewer Authority, Washington County, PA

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*** HTSA currently has two board positions to fill.  One term expires December 2024, the other December 2026, both subject to reappointment.  Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest to the township supervisors for consideration at 11 Municipal Drive Burgettstown, PA 15021.***

NEWSFLASHES!!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Board Chairman Greg Call, aka Charlie Mitchell, on February 21, 2023. He stepped up amid chaos to become the chairman and has done an admirable job as such for 10 years. He has scores of friends through school, church, classic cars, radio work, and life in general.  He was the photographer of the photo above. A friend to all, he will be sorely missed.

The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at  7 pm at the HTSA sewer treatment plant located at 533 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PAThe public is welcome to attend these meetings.  The agenda will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting. AGENDA

The LIHWAP water and wastewater assistance program has been extended until close of business August 18, 2023.  Applications for grants up to $2,500 each for delinquent water and sewer bills.  This is a one-time grant for each water and wastewater.  Those who received this grant in any amount after January 1, 2022 are not eligible for another grant at this time.  Information and application can be found HERE.  Contact the Washington County Assistance Office at 724-223-4300 for further information.  For fastest service, apply online.  You can also fax paper applications to 724-223-4675.

Final notices to connect have been sent to those customers who have not yet connected to the sewer system.  Failure to connect by the due date on the notices will result in magisterial action and forfeiture of the reserved grinder pumpChanges to this notice: The USDA Grant/Loan contact for homeowners  is Jim Ray 724-482-5291.  Alex Paris Contracting IS quoting installs as their work schedule permits. We apologize for the confusion.

The new Rate Schedule is effective January 1, 2022.

Municipal Lien Statement – $35.00 per Property. Before the sale of any property connected to the HTSA sewer system, a Dye Test Certification dated within the past 12 months is required to be submitted before a Sewer Lien Letter will be released to a closing company or attorney.  This form can be found under “Forms and Information.”  Contact the Hanover Township Municipal office with any questions regarding Ordinance 116 requirements.  Though any certified plumber can perform the dye test and complete the form, the majority of the property sellers in Hanover Township have used either Jimco Plumbing 304-914-5853, or Jim Meyers & Son Plumbing 412-787-7805.  You do NOT need a dye test that includes a camera inspection; a simple dye test is all that HTSA requires.

TIP: If you have a water leak, call PA American Water Company (PAWC) and ask them for a credit.  If they give you a credit for that water leak, HTSA will give you an equal credit in gallons on your sewer bill.  This is a one-time credit.  The customer service number for PAWC is 1-800-565-7292. PAWC also offers assistance programs for those who qualify. For more information go to PAWC customer assistance programs.

HTSA has a customer portal for customers to view their account and payment histories, sign up for e-billing, or make payments on accounts.  The link to the portal is on every page of this website.  Payments with an e-check, credit, or debit card still accepted through the “Pay My Bill” link.  There is a fee to make payments using the “Pay My Bill” link.  Payments made with your checking account through the customer portal are free of charge, while the credit/debit card charges are still subject to the fees.  The reference number that the online payment systems are looking for is your account number.  HTSA also offers Auto-pay at no charge.  Information on this service can be found in Payment Information.

Click HERE to see a video about clearing a drain with “flushable” wipes.  Under Forms and Information are articles concerning a DEP warning on flushing wipes, baby/flushable wipes, and a chart on the disposal of household waste.  Because HTSA maintains a low-pressure system with grinder pumps, these articles are especially important.  Charges to repair a grinder pump clogged with “flushable” wipes can be over $1,000.

Delinquencies lists can be found in Payment Information.  It can be expensive to have water service terminated for non-payment of sewer charges.  Some of the fees that will be added to the bill are:  priority letter charges of $25.00 each, site visit fee for posting the notice on the door of $100 each, PAWC shut off/turn on fees of $30 each, HTSA shut off and turn-on fees of $250 each, PAWC lost revenue fee as determined by PAWC, and legal fees, if necessary.  The minimum fees for notices and restoring water service total $710, in addition to the delinquent sewer bills.  Please contact the office to make payment arrangements before incurring these additional charges.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Only those residents and contractors who have completed the mandatory training session are authorized by HTSA to pick up the grinder pumps and are approved to install the connections.  Individual training sessions can be scheduled for those wishing to self-install or wishing to be added to the contractor’s list.  The cost of this training is $100 per person and takes approximately one hour.  If you need a contractor to install your connection, HTSA is providing a list of the contractors it has authorized to install.  The list of contractors can be found on this site under “Forms and Information.”  Please be aware that HTSA cannot and does not endorse any contractor, but provides the list only for your information and convenience.  You enter into a contract with them at your own risk, so please make sure you understand the contract before signing it.