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CONTACT INFORMATION                                            

  12441 Route 993
  North Huntingdon, PA 15642
  Telephone: (724) 864-0452
  Fax: (724) 864-6486

  Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 P.M., in the Authority conference room.

  The November meeting is held on the Monday before the third Thursday.

   Click here for meeting dates.

 FACILITIES

 4.4 MGD Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a wet weather design flow of 7.25 MGD (15 MGD Peak)

  Pump Station, Headworks, and Screening Facility (Brush Creek System), 45 MGD Capacity

  7.0 Million Gallon Equalization Tank

  Two permitted sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) regulators

  Interceptor Sewer:

  Flows to Brush Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, serving 16,184 equivalent dwelling units (EDUs):

           Brush Creek Interceptor                               3.71 miles

           Bushy Run Interceptor                                 1.51 miles

           Paintertown Interceptor                               1.88 miles

           Manor Interceptor                                          .18 mile      

           Total                                                              7.28 miles

 CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS RELATED TO CONSENT ORDER AND AGREEMENT (COA)
 WITH PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (PaDEP):

  Phase I:     Pump Station, Headworks, and Screening Facility, and 7.0 Million Gallon Equalization Tank; Systems on-line on January 15, 2019

  Phase II:    Replacement and upsizing of the Brush Creek Interceptor to 48", 42", and 36" reinforced concrete pipe; Project was completed in December 2019.

  Phase III:
              Replacement and upsizing of the Paintertown Interceptor to 18" and 15" PVC pipe
              Replacement and upsizing of the Bushy Run Interceptor to 30" PVC pipe
              Replacement and upsizing of the Manor Interceptor to 18" PVC pipe and elimination of the two (2) sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) regulators;

              Phase III construction began in August 2021. The Paintertown Sewer Interceptor installation was completed in January 2022.

 COMMUNITIES SERVED/CUSTOMER BASE - AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021

                                                           EDUs    Percent

North Huntingdon Township          6,249       39%

Penn Township                               5,337       33%

Irwin Borough                                2,457       15%

Manor Borough                              1,406         9%

North Irwin Borough                        398          2%

Hempfield Township                        337          2%

  Total                                             16,184       100%

DATE OF INCORPORATION

February 29, 1972

MANAGEMENT & EMPLOYEES

  Assistant Manager:                            Stanley A. Gorski, Jr.

  Finance Director and

    Assistant Secretary-Treasurer:          Johanna Wtorkowski

  Number of Board Representatives:  

  North Huntingdon Township     3

  Penn Township                          2

  Irwin Borough                           2

  Manor Borough                         1

  North Irwin Borough                 1

  Hempfield Township                 1

  Total                                          10

Board members are appointed by their respective communities to serve a five year term.

   These are voluntary positions; no salary is collected by any board member.

Union Employees:  Eight employees work Monday through Friday.

   Plant inspections are conducted by employees on Saturday and Sunday.

 RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW RECORDS OFFICER

    Johanna Wtorkowski

 CONSULTANTS

Solicitor:                      Racunas Law Group, LLC

Engineer:                     Herbert, Rowland & Grubic

Auditor:                       Opst & Associates, LLC

Trustee:                        U.S. Bank

Financial Advisor:       CIM Investment Management, Inc.

Bond Counsel:             Clark Hill

CURRENT REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS

 NPDES Discharge Permit-Issued 06/01/2017

 PaDEP Consent Order & Agreement/Corrective Action Plan/Tap Allocation Plan-Brush Creek System, amended on April 24, 2014, May 3, 2018, and July 15, 2021

CURRENT LOANS AND BOND ISSUES

  PENNVEST Low Interest Loan: $16,231,029

  Supplemental funding for 2016 COA-Phase I Project, associated with equalization tank and interceptor system upgrades

  PENNVEST Low Interest Loan: $14,177,020

  Financing of 100% of Construction Costs for 2017 COA-Phase II Project, interceptor system upgrades

  PENNVEST Low Interest Loan: $3,100,280

  Financing of 61% of Construction Costs for 2021 COA-Phase III Project, interceptor system upgrades

  2021 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series A: $18,360,000

  Refinancing of the 2015 Series A and B and 2016 Series Sewer Revenue Bonds, resulting in a present value savings in the amount of $2,915,584.44

RATE HISTORY

  The Authority is funded through collection of sewer service charges, currently at $31.85 per month, per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU), or single residential household.

  For non-residential customers, one EDU is equivalent to a usage rate of 50,000 gallons of water per year.

Cost/EDU/Month                 Effective Date

  • $  6.00/EDU                  02/29/1972
  • $  8.00/EDU                  04/01/1981
  • $10.00/EDU                  08/01/1997
  • $14.00/EDU                  01/01/2002
  • $16.65/EDU                  01/01/2006
  • $20.35/EDU                  04/01/2010
  • $25.35/EDU                  01/01/2013
  • $27.85/EDU                  01/01/2016
  • $30.35/EDU                  10/01/2016
  • $31.85/EDU                  01/01/2022

  Capacity Tapping Fees:  The Authority established a capacity tapping fee on October 20, 2005.  The current capacity tapping fee is $1,500.00 per EDU.

                   One residential dwelling unit is equal to one EDU.

                   Commercial EDUs are based on water consumption, with 50,000 annual gallons of water consumption being equal to one EDU.

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