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Waste Water Treatment Plant

The WWTP is located on Industrial Road at the end of Lumber Street. It serves the entire Borough of Highspire and portions of Lower Swatara Township. The plant, originally build in 1960, expanded in 1987 and again in 2011, is designed to treat an average of 2 million gallons of waste water a day. The WWTP is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the plant as well as 11 miles of sanitary sewer lines. The plants operating hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

The Sewer Authority, who owns the plant, just finished up the construction of the new plant expansion. This work was done to comply with new EPA regulations for the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. The expansion included two oxygenation ditches, three new clarifies tanks, several pumping stations, and a new control building.


Click here for a Sewer Permit Application 

Click here to read Sewer Use Ordinance #595 - Last updated November 20, 2012.

Click here to read Stormwater Management Ordinance


IMPORTANT NOTICE - Wipes & Personal Hygiene Products Clog Sewer Lines!


Please click here to read a message from the Water Environment Federation "Water Sector Request: Flush Wisely"

Sewer Billings

The Highspire Borough mails sewer bills six times a year. If you do not receive your bill, according to the schedule below, please contact our office. Failure to receive your bill does not waive any late fees. If the due date falls on a holiday, Saturday, or Sunday the due date may be extended to the following business day.

You should receive your bill at the beginning of these months:

Due Date: Service Dates:


March 1st December - January


April 30th February - March


June 30th April - May


August 30th June - July


October 30th August - September


December 30th October - November

How To Make Your Sewer Payment

Sewer Payments can be made in one of four ways:

  • Pay in person at the Borough Office, or mail your payment to the Borough Office:
    • Borough of Highspire
      640 Eshelman Street
      Highspire, PA 17034
  • Drop your payment off after hours and place it in our secured mailbox, which is right of the front door.
  • Sign up for Automatic Draft. We will automatically deduct the amount due from your checking or savings account on the 15th day of each month a payment is due. You will receive a confirmation in the mail prior to the withdrawal.
  • Online is now available

Pay Online - Link to Make Sewer Payments


Current Rates

Residential - Residential units are currently billed $130.00 bi-monthly per unit. ($65.00 per month)

Non-Residential - Non-Residential units are currently billed a base rate of $181.70 bi-monthly per unit ($90.85 per month), plus $5.31 for each additional 1000 gallons of water consumed over the first EDU. Non-Residential units are allowed 200 gallons of water per day. Multiply 200 times the number of days in the billing cycle to get the amount of water usage allowed for that billing period. Anything over this amount will be charged the $5.31 for each additional 1000 gallons.