Hanover Township Sewer Authority, Washington County, PA

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*** HTSA currently has a board position to fill.  The term expires December 2024 and is 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!!

Welcome new board member Ralph Speer!

The board meeting scheduled for May 21, 2024 had been postponed until June 4, 2024. Meeting are held beginning 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 posted here is subject to revision before June 3. AGENDA

The Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund will resume taking applications on March 18, 2024.  More information can be found at https://pahaf.org

A 10% increase in usage rates will take effect March 1, 2024. The new Rate Schedule.

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.