Sewer Backup Warning!
Backups of raw sewage through the drains in your home or business can be a nasty experience. While they occur infrequently, they can be very costly. Most homeowners and business insurance policies will not cover a sewer backup without sewer backup coverage, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The Institute states that obtaining an insurance rider on a homeowners or business policy would cover such damage if it occurs. Sewer backup coverage is available from most insurers for a nominal cost as an endorsement to your policy. It is important to note that SLSA is not responsible for this type of loss.
SLSA encourages all of our users to contact your insurance agent and determine if you already have this valuable coverage under your policy. If not, you should consider purchasing it. It’s always best to be prepared for the worst. This type of experience is never pleasant.
No Sump Pumps Please!
SLSA would like to remind all residents that sump pump and downspout connections into the sanitary sewer system are not allowed and must be eliminated. The Authority requests your cooperation in adhering to this policy, and asks that any unauthorized connections be disconnected immediately.
Whenever rainwater is introduced into a sanitary sewer system, it results in increased costs for sewage treatment, and thus, can increase rates for sewer customers. SLSA has noticed an increase in the pump-run hours at some of their pumping stations coincident with wet weather events, suggesting that unauthorized connections to the sanitary sewer system might exist. Therefore, SLSA requests that if sump pump or downspout connections exist at your property, they be voluntarily eliminated in an effort to reduce the flow of rainwater into the sewer system.
SLSA's major concern with these connections is the long-term consequence of this problem not being resolved, namely, a potential increase in future SLSA sewer rates. Therefore, your cooperation in SLSA's efforts to eliminate such connections is beneficial to you as well as the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Authority's engineer, CDM Smith Inc. at (717) 560-7500.
Call Before You Dig!
SLSA would like to remind all residents that you are required by law to notify the Pennsylvania One Call System before you dig. This law is for your safety and is in effect to protect any underground utilities that might exist on your property, as well as you. Remember, before you dig, call Pennsylvania One Call at 1-800-242-1776.
2018 SLSA Meeting Schedule
Notice is hereby given that Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority will hold its regular monthly meetings at 4:00 P.M. during the year 2018 on the following dates:
January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 15 (3rd Thurs.), December 20 (3rd Thurs.)
All meetings will be held at the offices of CDM Smith Inc., 280 Granite Run Drive, Suite 160, Lancaster, PA.
If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please call (717) 560-7500 to confirm the meeting date.
Please click here for a Meeting Agenda on the Monday prior to each monthly meeting
Residential Sewer Rates and Charges1
|Annual Residential Charge (flat rate)
|Tapping Fee (per Equivalent Dwelling Unit2)
|Connection Fee (if sewer lateral3 was previously installed by SLSA)
|Connection Fee (if Developer installs lateral)
|Service Connection Inspection Fee4 (per sewer connection)
|Service Connection Inspection Fee4 (per grinder pump connection)
1 Tapping and Connection Fees were calculated in accordance with Act 57 of 2003. Tapping Fees were revised as of February 28, 2013. Connection Fees were revised as of November 17, 2011.
2 Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) is one residential property.
3 Sewer Lateral is the portion of the sewer line that extends from the main sewer line in the street to the edge of the property line/street right-of-way.
4 Service connection inspection fees were revised as of April 28, 2016.