Manheim Borough Authority                                 Incorporated October 26, 1939

Manheim Borough Authority  

A Water and Wastewater Municipal Authority                  

18 East High Street Manheim, Pa 17545                             Phone 717-665-2737

 

 

“Doing our part to preserve the Chesapeake Bay

and Our Environment”  

 

Welcome to the Manheim Borough Authority website!


Thank you for visiting our site, our goal is to help inform our customers.

 The Manheim Borough Authority (MBA) is a non-profit municipal authority providing public water supply and sanitary sewer service to 3,000 residents in Manheim Borough, portions of Penn Township, and Rapho Township Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The MBA supplies public water service to approximately 3,000 customers. The MBA wastewater collection system serves almost 2,300 customers. Read More...

On the Right Track

Since its inception in 1939, the Authority has been challenged with meeting the increasing demands of a growing community by making all the necessary upgrades and expansions to the wastewater treatment plant. While some past plant modifications have been made to accommodate the area’s growth, most of the upgrades have been a direct result of state and federal mandates. Regardless of why upgrades are needed, they are costly and can result in the authority’s having to increase sewer rates. Asking the users of the system to help foot the bill for upgrades is not our choice;  READ MORE..... 


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 2014

BOIL WATER ADVISORY - LIFTED ON OCTOBER 16, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014: There is a boil water advisory in effect for properties along South Charlotte Street between West Ferdinand Street and West Stiegel Street, as well as properties along West Stiegel Street between South Charlotte Street and South Main Street (SR 0072). The boil water advisory has been lifted. Today is Thursday, October 16.


If you did not receive a call on Friday, October 10, 2014 regarding this advisory, please contact our office to update your contact information or click the Rapid Response Notification System link a few sections lower on this page. For information from the Center for Disease Control on boiling water, please click here.


Correspondence

Connection compliance letters are being issued to all properties serviced by the Authority, street by street. When you receive your letter, please call early to obtain the most convenient appointment times.


PRESS RELEASE

For the first time since its inception in 1939, the Manheim Borough Authority is poised to sell nutrient credits through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority’s (PENNVEST) Nutrient Trading Program, or other means. This summer the authority reached capacity through reducing nutrient discharge levels, following completion of its major wastewater treatment plant upgrade in 2011. READ MORE HERE

 

2013 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (ANNUAL WATER QUALITY) REPORT

*2013 - 2014 Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month 7PM in Borough Hall

 

 

WATER AND SEWER PAYMENTS          

The Authority accepts the following payments in the office. Check, cash, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  We also accept online payments. A service fee is collected by the processing companies.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to Noon and 12:30pm to 4:00pm. After hour drop box conveniently located on both porches at 18 E. High Street Manheim, PA 17545-1506. Payments with check, cash and money orders are also received at Susquehanna Bank, 2 Market Square Manheim, PA 17545.

 

 


24 hr. Emergency Service Contact

If you are having a water or sewer service emergency, you can call 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week for prompt service. 

24 hr. Emergency Hotline 717-665-2737


 Rapid Response Emergency Notifications

 The Rapid Response System is utilized to contact constituents in the event of an emergency such a boil  water advisory or a conservation request. Phone call notifications may be used to contact a constituent if there is a pending shut off for the area or for a specific account. It is imperative that customers maintain current contact data to ensure the success of this program.




WATER SHUTOFF GUIDELINES

The guidelines are from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The Manheim Borough Authority is not regulated by the (PUC).Read More...

The Authority adopted the "Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act" for its guidelines for water shutoffs and collections.  Water Shutoff Guidelines


 WATER METER TRANSMITTER REPLACEMENTS


  ON-LINE HAULED WASTE SCHEDULING FORM  


 

2010 PA INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD

The American Society of Civil Engineers has cited the Manheim Borough Authority as a pioneer of introducing new water metering technology as part of the overall solution of raising PA's drinking water infrastructure grade. 

 


 Chesapeake Bay

Manheim Borough Authority was required by Department of Environmental Protection to upgrade it's wastewater treatment plant to meet the new standards for the Chesapeake Bay Strategy discharge limits. The project underway is not giving the Authority additional capacity at the plant, it is designed to reduce the nutrients discharged into the tributaries that supply the Chesapeake Bay. The Authority cost for this project is $11 million dollars, the Authority applied for a grants and received $4.3 million dollar from the  H20 PA Act. Completion for construction is the spring of 2011.

Established by the General Assembly in July 2008, the H2O PA Act provides for single-year or multi-year grants. Projects that are eligible for H2O PA grants are those that involve the acquisition, construction, improvement, expansion or rehabilitation of all or part of a water supply, sewage disposal or storm water system. Construction on the project must have begun after Jan. 1, 2007.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Chesapeake Bay Program information. Read More... 

Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategies frequently asked questions. (PDF)

 


 

What is a Municipal Authority? 

  A Municipal Authority is a form of special-purpose governmental unit in Pennsylvania. The municipal authority is an alternate vehicle for accomplishing public purposes without the direct action of counties, municipalities and school districts. These purposes commonly include the acquisition, financing, construction and operation of projects such as water supply and sewer systems, airports, transit systems, parking garages, flood control systems, parks, and similar entities. An authority may fix and collect rentals or other charges and may issue revenue bonds. A board appointed by the establishing government or governments governs each authority.

http://www.municipalauthorities.org/pdfs/Municipality_Authorities_Act.pdf

Hauled Waste and the Environment

Why Conserve ?

 

 


Water Main Breaks 

If you see a water main break please report by calling 717-665-2737.

What is a water main break and frequently asked questions?

 

 

Water Leaks and how it affects me.

 Common types of leaks found in the home include leaking toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. All are easily correctable.

If your toilet is running constantly, you could be wasting 200 gallons of water or more every day.  Read more...