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Posted on: November 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tapping In: Board sets rules on sewer, water extensions


Water knows no boundaries, and now neither does the Township’s water and sewer service.

The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that allows for the Township’s water and sewer services to be extended to developments outside of Township boundaries only if certain criteria is met.

The resolution serves to standardize the response to requests that occur every so often.

Public water service may be extended to adjacent communities to serve existing occupied properties only when it is demonstrated there is a significant need or hardship on an existing home or business, such as failing private wells or existing ground water contamination, and when demonstrated there is no other viable option available to such properties.

Those projects given approval must specify a capacity limit or the total number of properties to be served by the extension.

Public sewer services may be extended into areas that were previously approved pursuant to the adopted Cranberry Township Act 537 Plan.

Such requests can only be made by a public entity and are provided only as a bulk service. That entity is responsible for all associated costs including design, engineering, permitting, right-of-way and applicable construction and maintenance costs and fees, including associated tap fees. Work must also meet the Township’s standard.

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