Plymouth Township Sewer Department
All owners of properties connected to the public sewer system are required to pay a quarterly sewer service rental charge to Plymouth Township.
The Township mails quarterly sewer rental bills on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. The sewer billing period is based on approximately ninety days of water usage. Rents paid after thirty days are subject to a 10% penalty plus interest. If a Plymouth property owner does not pay their sewer rent by June of the year after which it is originally due, a lien will be placed against the property. Continued non-payment could result in a shutoff of water to the property
Sewer rental rates are based on water consumption for a three month period as follows:
The first 7,000 gallons consumed costs $38.70. Consumption greater than 7,000 gallons is billed at $2.70 per 1,000 gallons. Non metered users are charged a flat rate of $64.50 per quarter.
Plymouth Township Sewer Department offers an Automatic Payment option to pay your sewer bill. When you register your checking account with the Sewer Department, the amount of your bill will automatically be deducted from your bank account on the due date of your quarterly sewer bill - no need to worry about scheduling payments or missed deadlines. To sign up for this service, download the form here and return it to Plymouth Township Sewer Department at 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Bills can also be paid by mail or in person. The Township does not accept cash payments. Keep in mind that when you pay through your bank, payment is not processed electronically; the bank actually mails a check. Allow up to 10 days for processing and mailing time.
Annual sewer rent revenues fund the maintenance of the Township's sewer system including inspecting and clearing clogged underground pipes, upgrading and replacing older pipes and other maintenance. A portion of payments go to the East Norriton-Plymouth-Whitpain Joint Sewer Authority or to the Conshohocken Sewer Authority, which treat the sewage at their respective plants.
When storm water leaks into our sanitary sewer system, it flows through pipes with raw sewage and adds to the cost of sewage processing. This in turn drives up the Township's sewer rent for all property owners. In Plymouth, water is infiltrating the sewer system through household sump pumps and downspouts connected to sewer pipes. These practices are illegal, and owners of such properties are advised to redirect or remove them. Plymouth property owners who are caught with illegal connections to the sanitary sewer system are subject to fines.
For more information about the Township's sewer rent billing and collection procedures, please call the Sewer Department at 610-233-0593 or the main number at 610-277-4100.
UPDATED March 27, 2015
DISCLAIMER: Although every effort is made to update the website, actual rates may differ from those listed.