User Fees/Billing Information
The current residential sewer rate is $120.00 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 $8.00 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 $85.00 per month, with a surcharge of $8.00 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 $158.00 per quarter year period.
Non-metered commercial customers (well-users) are charged a flat rate of $200.00 per month. The Non-metered rate is applied per unit in the case of residential and non-residential multiple unit structures.
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 Authority offers multiple payment methods including ACH program, online payment portal, mail and in-person. The ACH program is a payment service that will automatically deduct from your bank account on the due date of the sewer bill. A completed authorization form and voided check must be submitted to the office to set up the service. The form is available above and at the office.
The online portal allows customers to make manual payments, set up e-billing, view balances, etc. You cannot set up automatic payments through the portal, that must be done through the ACH program. To set up online access, go to https://silverspring.authoritypay.com/. You will need your full account number and CID number to create an account, which are found on your quarterly bill. Payments made on the portal using bank information will be pulled once a week, while credit/debit card payments will be pulled a few times a week.
Please click the “Detailed Payment Options”, above for more on submitting payments.”
A drop-box is located outside the Sewer Authority Office and is available 24 hours. NO CASH. Place your name and account number on the outside of the envelope.
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.
Mortgage and Housing-Related Assistance for PA Homeowners
The PA Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF), administered by the PA Housing Financing Agency, supports homeowners who were financially impacted due to the pandemic. See below for information about this assistance program.