PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
Office
PAY ONLINE INFORMATION
SERVICE FEE INFORMATION

The Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority provides collection, conveyance and treatment of wastewater from its customers in the Borough of Hatboro and Upper Moreland Township, and services portions of Bryn Athyn Borough, Horsham Township, Upper Dublin Township and Warminster Township. Our major goal is to protect the water quality of local and US waterways: the Pennypack Creek, Delaware River, Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Our office is located at 2875 Terwood Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.

Please be advised that face coverings and social distancing is required to enter our lobby and pay your bill. Payment through the US Mail or paying online through your bank or UMHJSA.MyGovHub.com are still available.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU SHOULD NOT FLUSH "FLUSHABLE" WIPES DOWN THE TOILET.

We appreciate that people are using disinfecting wipe and baby wipes to clean surfaces during the pandemic. These types of wipes, along with paper towels should NEVER be flushed down the toilet, since they do not breakdown in the sewer collection system and increase the likelihood that your toilet or lateral will clog. Clogged plumbing that requires plumbers to come to your house to fix this unnecessary problem can put your family and others at risk due to the COVID 19 virus. PLEASE only flush toilet paper down your toilet and no other paper products. Wipes and paper towels should be disposed of with your household trash.

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The Authority accepts VISA, Master Card and Discover credit cards and debit cards for payment of sewer bills only when the customer is paying the bill in person at the Authority’s business office. Please be advised that beginning February 15, 2016, a 2% transaction fee will be applied to payments made by credit card or debit card. This will defray the processing costs charged to the Authority by the credit and debit card companies.

Since January 1, 2017, a service fee based on your meter size has been added to all bills (see tab above right). Usage rates (charges for water used) will remain as shown below.

PROPERTY USAGE RATES*
Residential $6.77/1,000 GLS
Minimum $33.85/5,000 GLS
Deposit $121.84/PER QTR
 
Commercial $8.48/1,000 GLS
Minimum $42.40/≤5,000 GLS
Deposit $152.64/PER QTR
* Service fee (see tab on right) is added to the usage rates.

Effective January 1, 2022, sewer rates based on water use for all customers will increase by four percent. This will increase the sewer charges from $6.77 to $7.04 per 1,000 gallons of water used over 5,000 gallons per 3-month billing period for residential customers, and from $8.48 to $8.82 per 1,000 gallons of water consumed over 5,000 gallons for nonresidential customers. This is the first rate increase for water usage since January 1, 2016 (6 years), and no further increases are anticipated for at least two years.

Sewer bills for minimal users (water use of 5,000 gallons or less per billing period) will increase from $33.85 to $35.20 for residential customers and from $42.40 to $44.10 for nonresidential customers with standard meters. Fixture rates will also increase by four percent. The service fee will be added to the flow-based bill.

While the Authority Board of Directors does everything possible to control costs, it authorized this increase to offset the cost of significant capital improvements to the Authority's collection system and treatment plant. These improvements are necessary to replace aging equipment and to comply with regulatory mandates. Some of the improvements are under way now, and others will be made in the near future.

Please note effective September 3, 2013, Portnoff Law Associates is the Authority's new Collection Agent for delinquent accounts.