Water and Sewer Are Billed Quarterly
There are 3 separate billing areas in the township (so just because a friend received a bill does not necessarily mean that you will receive yours at the same time) If you are unsure of what your billing cycle is, please contact our office for your billing schedule.
|Quarterly Charge for the Initial 6,000 Gallons of water||$34.99|
|After the Initial 6,000 Gallons of water||$5.55 per 1,000 gallons of water|
|Grinder (Garbage Disposal) Sewer||$5.50|
|Quarterly charge of Public Sewer||$128.52|
If you have a commercial property your sewer will be based on water usage with the first 15,000 gallons of water used billed at the flat rate of $128.52 and each additional 1,000 gallons of water will be billed on your sewer at $8.18.
Methods of Payment
We accept check, cash and money order. Credit card payments can be made online via the website here (a nominal service fee will be applied to your bill).
Payments can be made:
- Online By Credit Card (a nominal service fee will be applied to your bill)
- By mailing to the address below
- In person at our office (no credit cards)
- In our drop box (located in the vestibule area before entering the lobby area). This area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Payments made after the due date will be charged a 10% penalty on the remaining balance of the current charges.
Think You Have a Leak?
The best method for determining whether a leak exists is to take actual water meter readings. This method checks the entire internal plumbing system for water leaks. Take a water meter reading just before going to bed or when no one will use any water for several hours. Take another meter reading in the morning before any water is used or after a few hours of non-use. In theory, the two readings should be the same. If they are not and you cannot account for the use by a humidifier, ice cube maker, toilet flush or water softener, you have a leak, and further investigation is recommended.
From our experience, 90% of the leaks in residential plumbing systems are found at the toilet tank. Malfunctioning water softeners and humidifiers run a distant 2nd and 3rd. We encourage you to check for a leak. Toilets leak at the bottom of the tank around the flapper plug or at the top of the tank at the overflow tube. To test the flapper plug, carefully remove the lid from the toilet tank and mark the water level in each toilet tank with a pencil. Shut off the water supply to the toilet. If the water remains on the mark you make for 10 minutes, the flapper plug is not leaking. If the water level drops below the mark you made, the flapper plug is leaking and should be repaired or replaced. The water level in the toilet tank should be at least 1” below the top of the overflow tube.
Another test, you can do is to add a few drops of food coloring into the tank water (darker colors work best). Do not flush the toilet. After a lengthy period (a couple hours if possible), check the bowl water. If any of the colored water from the tank has gone into the bowl water without it being flushed, you have a leak in the toilet. Toilet tank leaks typically result from worn parts or misalignment of some part of the flushing mechanism. Most repairs can be done by an experienced “do-it-yourselfer”. If you are not sure you can handle the job, call a plumber. It is important to stop the leak.
Ways to Conserve Water
- Turn off water while brushing your teeth.
- Have someone who you think is taking too long of a shower? Put a kitchen timer in the bathroom and set it….When the timer goes off, it’s time to get out of the shower.
- Put a 1/4 or 1/2 gallon container filled with water in the tank area of your commode (avoiding the float and trap area) This way every time you flush and the tank refills, it will have to fill that much less.
- Only do dishes or laundry when you have a full load.
- During a summer drought, save dish or bath water to water the garden and plants. The detergent will not harm them.
On occasion it is necessary for us to flush fire hydrants in order to clean out water lines. If you experience discolored water for a short period of time, this is likely the cause. If the discoloration should continue for a prolonged period, please contact our office.
More Public Works Information
- Brush & Leaf Collection
- Construction Specifications
- MS4 & Watershed Management
- Public Water System
- Roads & Highways
- Sanitary Sewer System
- Wastewater Treatment Plant