Sewer bills are based on water consumption, for the first zero to 8 units of water used, there is a minimum charge of $40.00. For each additional unit, the rate is $6.00.
(1 unit = 750 gallons)
Delinquent sewer bills have prompted the Forks Township Supervisors to take some drastic action "Turning off the taps". The Supervisors adopted an ordinance authorizing an agreement with the Suburban Water Authority. Under the agreement, the authority would cut service to customers who have habitual or ongoing delinquent sewer bills. The new policy, the Supervisors believe should provide a clear incentive for customers to pay for service.
Any outside water used can be deducted from your sewer bills with the purchase of a by-pass meter.
Meters can be purchased at the Forks Township Utility Department between the hours of 7:30 A.M. & 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Further information can be obtained by calling 610-258-5909.
Procedures are as follows:
Important Note: If a customer does not submit a meter reading each quarter from their bypass meter, they will forfeit any credit obtained for that quarter.
All customers who wish to purchase a bypass meter will be required to sign a procedure form agreeing to the above terms.