User Fees/Billing Information
The current residential sewer rate is $113.55 per quarter, which includes water usage from 0 to 9,000 gallons during that billing period, or up to 100 gallons per day of average water use. Water use beyond the 9,000 gallon quarterly allotment is surcharged at a rate of $7.17 per thousand gallons exceeding the base allotment. The residential rate applies to each residential unit in the case of multiple unit structures. The current commercial sewer rate is $77.32 per month, with a surcharge of $7.17 for every 1,000 gallons of water usage exceeding the base allotment of 3,000 gallons in each monthly billing period. The commercial rate applies to each business unit in the case of a multiple unit structure. Non-metered residential customers (well-users) are charged a flat rate of $154.00 per quarter year period.
Sewer rental bills are sent out on a quarterly basis for residential customers and on a monthly basis for commercial customers, regardless of the occupancy status of the service address. Residential bills are due within 30 days of the billing date, and commercial bills are due within 14 days of the billing date. Payments received after the due date is subject to a 10% penalty on the most current billing amount. All payments are processed the day that are received at the office. The current tapping fee in Silver Spring Township is $4,350.00 per unit or single family residential structure. In some cases, a Reimbursement Component Fee may be due in addition to the tapping fee, which goes toward a payment for sewer capacity provided by other parties. Contact the authority office if you have questions regarding the existence of a reimbursement component in your proposed area.