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.
Department Phone: 610-495-5750
Department Fax: 610-495-0353
Sewer Plant Phone: 610-948-4250
Sewer Plant Fax: 610-948-0145
Water Shut-Off Policy - Resolution
Note: Residential garbage disposals are not 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:
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.
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:
Payments may be made:
If you have any questions regarding your sewer bill, please contact the Sewer Department and the staff will be able to assist you.
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.
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).
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.