Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I establish service with the Municipal Authority?
    • Call the Water/Sewer billing department @ 814.371.4220

  • Are there any special requirements when I sell my home?
    • Call the Water/Sewer billing department @ 814.371.4220
    • Inform them of your:
      • closing date
      • closing company/attorney

  • How do I discontinue service from my residence?
    • Call the Water/Sewer billing department @ 814.371.4220

  • Where can I pay my bill?
  • What are the Sandy Township Municipal Authority billing proceedures?
    • Monthly by USPS mail service
    • Should be recieved no later than the 10th of each month
    • Payments due by the 25th of each month

  • What is the current rate schedule?
    • Current rates established 2017
    • Monthly maintenance fee of $12.25 per bill
    • Sewage surcharge fee of $9.50 per 1000 gallons
    • Water
      • $15.00 - First 1000 Gallons (Minimum billed is 1000 gallons)
      • $11.50 - Per 1000 Gallons after minimum is met up to 500,000 gallons
    • Sewer (metered)
      • $15.50 - First 1000 Gallons (Minimum billed is 1000 gallons)
      • $14.00 - Per 1000 Gallons after minimum is met up to 500,000 gallons
      • $8.10 - Per 1000 Gallons over 500,000 gallons
    • Sewer (unmetered)
      • $31.00 + 21.75 (surcharge) - One (1) person household
      • $62.00 + 42.75 (surcharge) - Two (2) person household
      • $93.00 + 64.75 (surcharge)- Three (3) person household
      • $124.00 + 85.75 (surcharge) - Four (4) person household

    • What are the current tapping fees?
      • Water
        • $1500.00 - 1.5 inch and smaller taps
      • Sewer
        • $50.00 Application Fee
        • $1330.00 - Single Family Unit
        • $2660.00 - Two Family Unit
        • $1330.00 - Multi Family Unit (per unit)
        • $1330.00 - Mobile Home
        • $1330.00 - Commercial (Per EDU '263 gals')

    • How are sewage charges calculated into my bill?
      • Sewage charges are reflected upon the water usage for customers who have water service through us or the City of DuBois. For those customers who have sewage but are on a well for their water, meters have been installed to monitor your well usage and your sewer charges are based on that, just as a regular water customer's would be.

    • How do I acquire and review public records consistant with the PA Right-To-Know Law?
      • You must fill out a Right to know request form and submit it to Barbara Miller upon completion.
        • This form can be mailed to:
          Right-To-Know Request
          c/o Barbara Miller
          P.O. Box 267
          DuBois, PA 15801
        • Dropped off in person at the Sandy Township Municipal Authority building at:
          1094 Chestnut Ave
          DuBois, PA 15801

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        • Faxed to: (814)-375-7837
        • Or emailed to Barbara Miller using our Contact Form

    • What kind of health information is available regarding our drinking water?
      • Our testing schedule is laid out by the Pennsylvania DEP and the Federal EPA.
      • For real-time updates on the quality of your water visit, the Drinking Water Reporting System, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. There you can search for test results, inventory, and violations dating back 5 years.

    • Where is the current water quality report?
      • The report is mailed out to each billing address we have on file for our water customers on an annual basis before the end of June. The most current one can be found HERE.

    • How do I detect leaks in my home or business?
    • How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?


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