The Silver Spring Township Authority was created by the Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors in 1984 for the purpose of providing sanitary sewer service within the boundaries of Silver Spring Township.
The Sewer Authority is an instrument of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operates independently of the Township, having its own operating budget funded entirely by user fees, a separate office location, employees and equipment.
The Authority is governed by a five-member board whose members are appointed to five-year terms by the Township Supervisors. Sewer Authority Board members serve voluntarily and receive no compensation for their service. All members serving on the board reside in Silver Spring Township, as required by the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, with subsequent amendments.