General Information

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 October meeting is held at 5:00 P.M.
  • The November meeting is held on the Monday before the third Thursday.
  • Click here for meeting dates.


  • 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
  • Interceptor Sewer:
  • Flows to Brush Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, serving 16,671 equivalent dwelling units (EDUs):
Name Distance
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 and was completed in 2023.

The COA was terminated on October 27, 2023.

Communities Served/Customer Base – As of December 5, 2023

  EDUs Percent
North Huntingdon Township 6,303 39%
Penn Township 5,315 33%
 Irwin Borough 2,484 15%
Manor Borough 1,400 9%
North Irwin Borough 398 2%
Hempfield Township 334 2%
Total 16,234 100%

Date of Incorporation

February 24, 1972

Management, Employees, and Board Representation

Authority Manager: Stanley A. Gorski, Jr.

Finance Director and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer: Johanna Wtorkowski

Operations and Compliance Manager: Mark J. Wolinsky

Plant Personnel: Eight (8) Union Employees

Municipality 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


Area Consultant
Solicitor Racunas Law Group, LLC
Engineer Herbert, Rowland & Grubic
Auditor Opst & Associates, LLC
Trustee U.S. Bank
Financial Advisor Commonwealth Investment Management, Inc.
Bond Counsel Clark Hill

Current Regulatory Obligations

  • NPDES Discharge Permit – Effective Dates: January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2028

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.