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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.....
MONTHLY BILLING STATEMENTS
The Authority has made minor changes to your monthly billing statement in an effort to streamline the billing process. The Authority will continue to process your billing statement in-house. The data will be forwarded to Billtrust for printing and mailing. Billtrust provides an online account access portal, free of charge, where you may view your open balance. Open balances are updated daily and take a few hours to upload.
NEW FEATURE: The Authority will be testing a new individual customer notice feature where we will be able to include short messages for customers, for example, if you accidentally use our old mailing address or your old account number when sending in correspondence.
CLARIFICATION: Billtrust and Municipay processes your payments and charges service fees to do so. This is not charged or collected by the Authority. The payments made to Billtrust and Municipay are not updated to your account automatically. This information is sent to the Authority for processing, and then uploaded in the day's open balance report. Most credit card transactions take a few days to come in to the Authority. For questions regarding this process, please contact the office.
*2013 Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month 7PM in Borough Hall
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.
2012 RATE SCHEDULE
2013 RATE SCHEDULE (Resolution 2-2013 of 5/9/13)
2013 WATER BUDGET
2013 WASTEWATER BUDGET
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.
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.
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.
Hauled Waste and the Environment
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