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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.
GLENCANNON, BLUE JAY, E/W FAIR MEADOWS DRIVE SEWER LINING
Crews will be in the Glencannon area performing sewer cleaning and televising in preparation for a sewer-lining project to take place over the next several weeks. Sewer cleaning and televising should take about two weeks to complete and crews may contact you if access to the sewers may be necessary through your property. When the actual lining of the sewers begins, door hangers will be placed on houses with more information about the process as well as details regarding any temporary sewer service interruptions. It is anticipated that little to no excavation will be required to complete this work. Please call the Authority at 724-745-7220 if you have any questions.
If you detect odors from the sewer lining process inside your home, this may be due to a dry trap on one or more of the drains inside your house, especially floor drains in the basement. To alleviate this issue, try pouring a couple of gallons of water down the drains. This will refill the trap and keep the odors from entering your home. You may also want to cover the drain temporarily with a damp rag, which may also help.
May 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
The Authority will hold its May 2023 Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Strabane Township Municipal Building.
RATE INCREASE FOR 2023
At its December 21, 2022 meeting, the North Strabane Township Municipal Authority (NSTMA) Board of Directors approved the 2023 Operating Budget which includes a $0.40 per thousand gallons increase in the rate for NSTMA’s wastewater collection portion of the bill, going from $5.20 to $5.60 per thousand gallons. For 2023, the Canonsburg Houston Joint Sewage Authority has also raised the rate for the treatment portion of your sewage bill from $7.10 to $8.66 per thousand gallons. Therefore, the new total rate for sewage service for NSTMA customers will increase from $12.30 to $14.26 per thousand gallons (see Fee Schedule below).
This new rate becomes effective on January 1, 2023. Please note that, since NSTMA bills quarterly based on the previous three months of water usage, customers will not see the effect of this increase until April 2023, in the bill covering the January-March 2023 quarter.
Along with the Fee Schedule, below is a chart showing NSTMA’s sewage rate compared to that of other southwestern PA communities.
For more information, please contact NSTMA at 724-745-7220.
*NSTMA Schedule of User Rates and Charges
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.
WASTEWATER SYSTEM LABORER/OPERATOR & MAINTENANCE POSITION
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:
*Tapping Fee Resolution 2022-03
*NSTMA Fee Schedule of User Rate 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.
Bill Payment (cash is not accepted)
The North Strabane Township Municipal Authority offers direct debit payments as a safe and convenient way for our residents to pay their sewer bills automatically. To learn more, view the Direct Debit Payment Procedure (PDF).
For online payments using credit and debit cards, accepting Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards click here to visit Payclix, or call 1-866-729-2549