Sewer Department

Waste Water Treatment Plant

The WWTP is located on Industrial Road at the end of Lumber Street. It serves the entire Borough of Highspire and portions of Lower Swatara Township. The plant, originally build in 1960, expanded in 1987 and again in 2011, is designed to treat an average of 2 million gallons of waste water a day. The WWTP is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the plant as well as 11 miles of sanitary sewer lines. The plants operating hours are Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

The Sewer Authority, who owns the plant, just finished up the construction of the new plant expansion. This work was done to comply with new EPA regulations for the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. The expansion included two oxygenation ditches, three new clarifies tanks, several pumping stations, and a new control building.

Water Sector Request: Flush Wisely

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Sewer Billings

The Highspire Borough mails sewer bills six times a year. If you do not receive your bill, according to the schedule below, please contact our office. Failure to receive your bill does not waive any late fees. If the due date falls on a holiday, Saturday, or Sunday the due date may be extended to the following business day.

LIHWAP may be able to assist you with overdue water and wastewater bills.
LIHWAP – Spanish

You should receive your bill at the beginning of these months:Due Date:Service Dates:
FebruaryMarch 1stDecember - January
AprilApril 30thFebruary - March
JuneJune 30thApril - May
AugustAugust 30thJune - July
OctoberOctober 30thAugust - September
DecemberDecember 30thOctober - November

Current Rates

Residential units are currently billed $150.00 bi-monthly per unit. ($75.00 per month)

Non-Residential units are currently billed a base rate of $201.70 bi-monthly per unit ($100.85 per month), plus $5.89 for each additional 1,000 gallons of water consumed over the first EDU. Non-Residential units are allowed 200 gallons of water per day. Multiply 200 times the number of days in the billing cycle to get the amount of water usage allowed for that billing period. Anything over this amount will be charged the $5.89 for each additional 1,000 gallons.