North Strabane Township Municipal Authority (NSTMA)
The North Strabane Township Municipal Authority (NSTMA) provides sanitary sewer service to residential and commercial users in the Township. Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Strabane Township Municipal Building.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MONTHLY BILLING is almost here. Effective December 1, you will begin receiving a MONTHLY sewer bill that will be replacing the quarterly post card bill you have been getting. Receiving a monthly sewer bill vs a quarterly sewer bill will assist residents with planning and budgeting as well as eliminating those large quarterly invoices.
Remember, your bill is going to look different as well, NO more postcard bills. Your bill will arrive in a regular envelope, printed on full-sized paper, perforated at the bottom for you to return when making your payment. Your account number will remain the same, but our new billing system, Muni-Link, adds a suffix to the account number. (Example 123-0) Each account is also assigned a unique CID Number (Customer Identification Number). This is only needed when signing up or going into the customer portal. (A new feature that will benefit our customers!)
IMPORTANT – IF you are currently enrolled in ACH (Automatic Clearing House) or automatic payments, your bank information will carry into the new billing system. You do NOT need to do anything. If you would like to sign up for ACH, you can do so by logging into the customer portal. The portal address is: https://nstma.authoritypay.com/ Once in the portal, you will need to establish a Username and Password and enter your Account Number, including the suffix numbers and the CID Number, that is on your bill.
IMPORTANT - Once NSTMA is officially “live” with our new Muni-Link software, an email will be sent out to all customers that currently receive an e-Bill (via email). You will be required to sign up through the customer portal for e-billing again before the December bill is mailed (approximately December 14, 2023).
Customers will have the option to create an account (username and password) and log in your account to pay by debit, credit card, or echeck; OR you can utilize QuickPay where you will not need to create an account to pay. If you chose QuickPay you must enter the correct account number and CID number.
GO GREEN and sign up today for ACH and e-Bill; after December 1, 2023. Forms will be available on the customer portal OR at the Authority Office. If you prefer we mail you a form, please contact our Office.
Treatment and Consumption of Sewage
NSTMA receives water consumption information form PA American Water, the Community’s local water company. Your sewage bill is based upon this consumption information. Much of the water used at a home or business eventually makes it ways down the drain and must be conveyed to and treated at the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Municipal Authority (CHJMA) sewage treatment facility.
NSTMA pays CHJMA for treatment of the sewage entering their facilities based upon the total water consumption of the entire Community. CHMJA is raising their rates to North Strabane and other participating Communities effective January 1, 2024 from $8.66 per thousand gallons to $11.26 per thousand gallons, a 30% rate increase.
NSTMA rate of $5.60 per thousand gallons will remain the same for 2024. The total sewage rate for 2024 will be $16.86 per thousand gallons ($5.60 NSTMA+ $11.26 CHJA).
If you reduce the amount of water used, you will see savings on both your water bill and sewage bill.
Please call our office at 724-745-7220 for more information or to learn ways to water consumption and detect those leaky toilets.
December 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
The Authority will hold its December 2023 Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Strabane Township Municipal Building.
Help with your Sewage Bill
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) is implementing the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program for the state of Pennsylvania. Additional information can be found here Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund | Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund or by calling 888-987-2423.
Tapping Fee Increase
The NSTMA Board of Directors recently voted to increase Tapping Fees for the first time since 2005 in accordance with a Capital Charges Study conducted by the Authority's engineering firm. These fees, which are applicable to new construction in the township, will become effective as of June 21, 2022.
Please click on the links below to see the Tapping Fee Resolution and the NSTMA Schedule of User Rates and Charges:
The NSTMA sanitary sewer system serves roughly 6,200 customers in North Strabane Township. The NSTMA sanitary sewer system consists of 11 pumping stations, and two sewage treatment facilities.
Washington County Sewage Council (Septic Issues)
Visit the Washington County Sewage Council website.