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The Township through a municipal bond will be funding the construction of the sewer system. The bond will be funded through the user fees charged by the Municipal Authority. Individual homeowners will be responsible for the cost of installing the service line from their house to the street right-of-way and connecting to the public sewer system lateral.
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Please refer to the Projects webpage for the Byers Road Extension map delineating the area to be served. Those properties shown within the highlighted service area are scheduled to receive public sewer access in 2022.
The cost to residents connecting to the public sewer is the sum of the facilities fee and the certified plumbing contractor’s service line installation charges. This total cost is estimated at $20,000.
Property owners of the residences and businesses along Byers Road between Route 100 Pottstown Pike and Eagle Farms Road will receive public sewer service.
Yes. All homes and businesses within 150 feet of the public sewer will be required to connect.
Please refer to the Projects webpage for the Byers Road Extension map delineating the area to be served. For the most part gravity flow is utilized with the sewer piping installed in public roads. Where gravity flow sewer cannot be considered an individual house grinder pump will be needed.
We estimate the homes will be connected during the fall/winter of 2022.
The facilities fee must be paid at the time of securing the permit for connecting the house or business to the public sanitary sewer system.
The Township or Municipal Authority will not be offering any direct financing assistance to homeowners; however, local bank contact information is posted on the Township website, as well as information regarding PENNVEST, a low-interest loan program available to homeowners connecting to a public sewer system.
Yes. Representatives of the Township and Municipal Authority will place a stake in the yard of each property to be connected showing the design location of the house service lateral. This is necessary because the Township will be installing the public laterals between the sewer main and the street right-of-way for each home. We want to locate the public lateral so that it helps to minimize the distance and property impact of the service line the homeowners will need to have installed. A sketch illustrating the make-up of the lateral and service line is posted on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website within the link entitled Service Line Construction Specifications.
The homeowner will need to hire a certified plumbing contractor to install the service line from the house to the street right-of-way and connect to the public sewer lateral. The service line construction must comply with the Municipal Authority standards and the construction will be inspected by a Municipal Authority representative. To assist the homeowner, a link has been provided on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Home Improvement Consumer Information website hicsearch.attorneygeneral.gov where the homeowner can find a certified plumbing contractor.
The septic system will be abandoned in accordance with Chester County Health Department standards. The requirements for abandoning the septic system are available on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website within the link entitled Service Line Construction Specifications. The certified plumbing contractor hired by the homeowner to install the service line will be required to abandon the septic system in accordance with the specifications.
Yes. The Township website will be updated as the project progresses and may provide an answer to general project questions. Questions or comments can be directed to G. Matthew Brown, P.E., the Municipal Authority Administrator, by phone at 610-646-7015 or by email at Authority@upperuwchlan-pa.gov.