Beginning in January of 2014 the Newville Borough Water and Sewer Authority will
begin to inspect residential and commercial dwellings within its sanitary sewer collection
system to check for improper connections. Improper connections may include the discharge of
storm water into the sanitary sewer system by means of a sump pump, a basement floor drain
or rain spouting. It is the goal of the Authority to reduce rain water infiltration into the sanitary
Improper connections result in additional cost to the Authority in terms of electricity,
chemicals and man hours. The additional flows cause unnecessary wear and tear on existing
pumps, blowers and other treatment equipment.
If an improper connection is detected, the property owner will be issued an
enforcement notice and will be required to correct the violation within thirty (30) days.
According to Chief Plants Operator Joseph Lehman, the Newville Wastewater Treatment
Plant treated 78,964,000 gallon of wastewater in 2013. Average daily sanitary sewer
flow is 215,748 gallon. Following a rain event of two or more inches, daily
sewer flows often increase to 500,000 or more gallon per day.
The Newville Borough Water and Sewer Authority serves customers within the Borough
of Newville and townships of West Pennsboro, North Newton and Penn.