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The Township maintains approximately 100 miles of sewer lines, two pump stations and five metering stations. Lower Gwynedd Township handles the construction of sewer lines in the Township and contracts with Bucks County Water and Sewer for mainteance of the pump stations.  Through an agreement with Ambler Borough, the Township's wastewater is treated at the Ambler Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The sewer usage rate is $88.00 for the first 12,000 gallons and $5.80 for each 1,000 gallons thereafter.

Also, for any well customers the rate is $139.48 per quarter.

ATTENTION: SEWER BILLING CHANGE STARTING JANUARY 1st, 2018

Beginning January 1st, 2018 the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority will be taking over the sewer billing process for the Township. Over 3,300 owners of Township properties which are connected to the public sewer system are required to pay a quarterly service charge (or rent) to Lower Gwynedd Township. In the past the Township has mailed sewer rental bills to residents and have collected the required rental fees. In 2018, that service will be provided by the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA). The BCWSA will mail residential sewer rental bills during the months of January, April, July and October (quarterly). Rents are due upon receipt of the bill. Rents paid after the due date are subject to a 10% penalty. In addition, interest of 2.5% is added to the balance 120 days from the due date. Residential property owners with delinquent balances are subject to the imposition of lien, civil court or water shut-off pursuant to agreement between Lower Gwynedd Township and the servicing water authorities. In the event of a shut-off, the delinquent property owner shall also be charged all costs and expenses incurred by the Township to effectuate the shut-off.

For now you can still discuss your billing questions with our Sewer Billing Clerk between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Fridays, at 215-646-5302. This information will change when BCWSA takes over in 2018.

 

LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTE TO APPROVE OUTSOURCING SEWER BILLING AND COLLECTION SERVICES

The  Lower  Gwynedd Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve outsourcing sewer billing and collection services at their meeting held April 25th, 2017. The billing and collection responsibilities had historically been handled in-house, but when the current billing clerk announced her plans to retire outsourcing was investigated. After fully analyzing the position and the responsibilities associated with such, it was determined that perhaps  the  Township  would  be  better  served by having the billing performed by a third-party. A request for proposals was issued and the Township Manager recommended that the board consider the proposal submitted by the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA) as they are familiar with the Township’s system and proposed the lowest cost for processing. Part of the outsourcing project also involves the conversion of the sewer database.  The process of database conversion is underway and it is anticipated that beginning in early 2018 all sewer bills will be issued and payments received and processed through the BCWSA. Lower Gwynedd Township will no longer accept or process payments once the transition occurs. All sewer billing inquires, payments, and related information will be handled directly through BCWSA. Additional details and information will be distributed to residents in the coming months as we make this transition.

 



 

Departments & Services

Lower Gwynedd Township

Administration Building
1130 N Bethlehem Pike
PO Box 625
Spring House, PA 19477

Phone: (215) 646-5302
Fax: (215) 646-3357
contactus@lowergwynedd.org

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