Sewer Department

The Limerick Township Sewer Department maintains the sewer system within Limerick Township. It also handles sewer bills for approximately 5,200 customers. The department includes 17 Pump Stations throughout the Township, a King Road Plant which has a total capacity of 1,700,000 gallons but is currently running at 1,000,000 gallons per day, a Possum Hollow Plant which has a total capacity of 700,000 gallons but is currently running at 200,000 gallons per day.

Sewer Emergency - If you have a Sewer emergency, please contact the Duty Beeper at 1-800-206-4506, enter your phone number and a staff person will get back to you as soon as possible.

Inspections are made M-F 8:00 am - 2:00 pm with 48 hrs. notice. Please call 610-495-5750 to schedule.

SEWER DEPARTMENT
Department Phone: 610-495-5750
Department Fax: 610-495-0353

Sewer Plant Phone: 610-948-4250
Sewer Plant Fax: 610-948-0145

Superintendent

Ed Salkowski
Billing Clerk

Loraine Rambo
Administrative Assistant

Patricia Ramsey

SEWER INFORMATION

Water Shut-Off Policy - Resolution

General Information

Note: Residential garbage disposals are permitted in Limerick Township.

Sewer Pipe Damage Prevention – Sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage home interiors and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause is sewer pipes blocked by grease. Grease gets into the sewer from household drains as well as from poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.

Grease is found in such things as meat fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening, food scraps and more. Too often grease is washed into the plumbing system, usually from the kitchen sink. Grease sticks to the insides of the sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe. Commercial additives, including detergents that claim to dissolve grease may pass grease down the line and cause problems in other areas.

The results can be:

  • Raw sewage overflowing in your home or your neighbor’s home.
  • Expensive and unpleasant cleanup that often must be paid for by you, the homeowner.
  • Raw sewage overflowing into parks, yards and streets.
  • Potential contact with disease causing organisms
  • An increase in operation and maintenance costs for local sewer departments which causes higher sewer bills for customers.

The easiest way to solve the grease problem and help prevent overflows of raw sewage is to keep this material out of the sewer system. Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets. Scrape grease and food scraps into a can or trash container.

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Sewer Billing & Payment Options

Limerick Township Sewer Department bills for sewer on a quarterly basis. The bill is made up of two components; a base charge to cover capital costs including a base allocation of capacity and a consumption charge which depends on additional water usage to cover operational costs. The consumption component of the bill will be generated from usage data received from Pennsylvania American Water Company or from the private meter the Sewer Department installed on your well.

The rates are as follows:

  • Base Usage Charge - $84.30
  • Consumption Usage Charge
    • Cubic Foot Readings: 1,000 cubic feet included in base charge.
    • $4.84 per 100 cubic feet over 1,000 c.f.
  • Gallon Readings: 7,481 gallon included in base charge
    $6.46 per 1,000 gallons over 7,481 gallons.

Payments may be made:

  • Between 8am & 4pm at the Township Building.
  • Penn Liberty Bank, Lewis Rd. location only.
  • Online at www.limerickpa.org. Please allow 10 days prior to due date. (convenience fee applies).

If you have any questions regarding your sewer bill, please contact the Sewer Department and the staff will be able to assist you.

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Sewer Deduct Meter

For residential customers who use a lot of water to water grass, fill a pool, etc. You may choose to contract privately to install a deduct meter on the water pipe going to the outside hose bib at your expense. The Sewer Department has both cubic feet and gallon meters available to you, at our cost of $175.00 including a touch pad so that a read may be obtained without needing entry into your home. Readings obtained on a quarterly basis allows that water usage to be subtracted from the total usage before the bill is computed.

Commercial deduct meters larger than 5/8"x 3/4"are available upon request.

Please contact the Sewer Department to purchase your meter. Neither Limerick Township nor Pennsylvania American Water Company installs the deduct meter on the water pipe going to the outside hose bib.

Once installed, call the Sewer Department 24 hours in advance to schedule a meter inspection and at that time, you will be placed on a mailing list. We ask that you read the meter quarterly and return a card that we provide with your outside water usage. Once a year, we will confirm the usage with an on-site read.

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Municipay

For on-line banking, please make sure the due date for payment is at least 10 days prior to our due date.

SEWER PAYMENTS by Credit Card

SEWER CERTIFICATION PAYMENTS by Credit Card

Limerick Township will offer the convenience of accepting credit cards for payments. A third-party convenience fee will apply cardholders who wish to pay via credit card. This fee is required in order to allow Limerick Township the option to accept payments via credit card. Such fee will be disclosed to the cardholder at time of transaction with the option to decline the fee and make payment via cash or check. Nationwide Payment Solutions is an authorized Level 1 PCI-DSS thrid party processor of these regulated convenience fees. This fee will be 2.45% ($1.50 minimum).

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Payment due in 30 days/10% penalty thereafter. Non-payment results in a lien plus legal fees or water termination plus PAWC fees.

Touch pads must not be obstructed by fencing, vegitation or pets.