Sewer rental bills are mailed quarterly to property owners. Bills are due in 30 days. A 10 percent penalty is added after 30 days.
Residential rates are $85 per quarter. However, households that use more than 20,000 gallons of water per quarter will pay a usage fee of $21.25 per quarter in addition to the $85. Commercial rates are $150 for up to 12,000 gallons and $7.30 per additional 1,000 gallons.
How do you know how much water a household uses?
Water usage is monitored by your water company (American, North Wales or Ambler). You can consult previous statements to determine how many gallons you have used in the past.
Is the same usage fee applied to all?
Yes. The usage fee applies to all residential households.
What happens to a household on well water?
Households on well water have no metering devices. As a result, those housholds will not incur a usage fee.
What happens to a condominium?
Condominium properties generally use less than 20,000 gallons in a quarter. As a result, those households will not incur a usage fee.
Will you charge for water that does not go into the sanitary sewer system? For example, water used to fill a pool?
The usage fee will apply to any water usage that exceeds 20,000 gallons in a quarter. Monitoring for water that might be used for a pool, gardening or washing a car requires added expenses of monitoring devices as well as the labor intensive process of reading these devices. As a result, the Township has decided to monitor total water usage.
How can I reduce my water usage?
Conservation is relatively easy and can come in many forms. For example, just turning the water off while you brush your teeth will save gallons over a quarter. You could also take a quick shower rather than a bath. Fixing a running toilet will save water.
How do I get a sewer certification?
Send the above information along with a $50 check payable to Whitpain Township to:
Your certification will be issued promptly.