Sewer Billing Information & Rates

Authority regulations require that sewer bills be sent to property owners. Sewer accounts are billed in January, April, July, and October.  Payment of bills may be paid by check, money order, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawals. Cash is also accepted from walk-in customers

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Residential sewer customers are billed, in the arrears, at a flat rate of $148 per quarter. Commercial sewer customers are billed $148 per quarter based on 16,250 gallons or less of water usage per quarter.  Commercial customers using more than 16,250 gallons are charged at $8.675 per 1,000 gallons.

ACH payments are automatically withdrawn from a customer's checking or savings account.  The ACH payment option saves money for postage and time in writing checks.  To register for ACH payment, click here, to download an ACH payment form.  Complete the form and return it with a voided check.    In order to activate the ACH  service, application forms must be returned one month prior to the billing month.  For instance, to be able to have a sewer bill paid through ACH in April, forms must be submitted by March 1st.   With activation of the ACH service, customers continue to receive a sewer bill detailing amount due and date of payment withdrawal.

Lower Paxton Township Authority is not responsible for failure of the US Postal Service to deliver payments by mail.

A 10% penalty is added to accounts not paid by the due date.  A $20.00 processing fee is charged for each check and ACH payment returned for insufficient funds.  A $20.00 processing fee is charged for other reasons (i.e., account closed, stop payment, etc.).

Sewer Billing and Collection Policy

Connection Permits
As of January 1, 2008, permit fees to connect to the Lower Paxton Township sewer system per Resolution 07-10 are as follows:

Drainage Basin Developer Installed Existing
Asylum Run $ 1,115 $1,750
Beaver Creek $2,165  $2,800
Paxton Creek  $1,615 $2,250
Spring Creek $2,015 $2,650

Sewer Repair Permits

A permit is required to repair or replace a sewer line. The cost for the permit is $75.00 per Resolution 07-10.

Disconnect Permit
A permit is required to disconnect from the public sewer.  The cost for the permit is $75.00 per Resolution 07-10.

Legal Services
In accordance with Resolution 12-10, customers with delinquent sewer accounts may be turned over to Modern Recovery Solutions for the collection of delinquent accounts. Accounts referred to Modern Recovery Solutions will be assessed a collection fee of twenty-five percent (25%) of the delinquent balance.

New Account Fee

To open a new sewer account, a $15.00 processing/handling fee will be incurred at the time of settlement in accordance with Resolution 07-02.

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
717-657-5600
Police Administration
717-657-5656
Public Works Department
717-657-5615
Sewer Department
717-657-5617
Parks and Recreation
717-657-5635
Supervisor's Voice-Mail
717-724-8327

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.