Sewer and Refuse Bills
On April 5, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved new sewer rates that will result an average increase in quarterly sewer bills for households in single family homes of $2.23 per quarter. These rates will remain in effect for the rest of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
Your sewer bill is comprised of two parts: 1) a Fixed Rate and 2) a Variable Rate. The Fixed Rate is based on the fixed costs to operate the sewer system. All users pay the same Fixed Rate, regardless of the amount of water used by the individual customer. The new Fixed Rate is $27.26 per quarter, down from $30.07 per quarter last year. The Variable Rate is based on the actual amount of water used by the customer. The Variable Rate covers such costs as electric, chemical, and maintenance & repair of the sewer system which vary depending on the quantity of sewage processed. The Township has averaged the individual residential customer’s usage for the 4th quarter of 2015 and the 1st quarter of 2016. The new Variable Rate is $8.38 per 1,000 gallons of water used, up from $7.90 per 1,000 gallons last year.
The staff report to the Board of Supervisors about the 2016 sewer fees, as well as a break out of fixed and variable costs, can be found here.
The quarterly refuse rate is $69.88. Note that businesses and residents in multifamily dwellings do not receive refuse and recycling services through the Township.
East Goshen Township has opened a lockbox with M&T Bank for payment of sewer and refuse bills. Please remit your payment to the following address:
East Goshen Township
P.O. Box 62648
Baltimore, MD 21264
Payments are still accepted at the East Goshen Township Building. However, If you are mailing a payment, please mail it to the above address.
Electronic ACH Transactions for Sewer/Refuse Payment
East Goshen offers residents the option of having their quarterly sewer and refuse bills automatically debited from their bank accounts. To join, all you have to do is fill in the payment authorization form (available below) and send it along with a voided check to the Township. Please note that your bill will be paid by electronic debit the first full quarter following the quarter in which enrollment was accepted.
Residents enrolled in the program will be sent a notification at the beginning of each quarter giving them approximately 30 days advance notice of when the money will be withdrawn from their bank account. Enrollment may be revoked at any time upon written notice to the township to discontinue automatic payments.
Please note it is the responsibility of the account holder to notify the Township in writing of any banking institution changes or termination of their participation in the Electronic Debit Program.
Please call the Township at 610-692-7171 if you have any questions. Use the link below for an application or you may obtain one at the Township Building 1580 Paoli Pike between the hours of 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM.
Fats, oils, and greases aren’t just bad for arteries and waistlines; they’re bad for sewers too.