Seal of Forks Township
1606 Sullivan Trail / Easton, Pa 18040 / 610-252-0785
founded 1754

Finance - Utility Billing

Sanitary Sewer Rates

Sewer bills are based on water consumption, for the first zero to 8 units of water used, there is a minimum charge of $40.00. For each additional unit, the rate is $6.00.
(1 unit = 750 gallons)

Delinquent Sewer Bills

Delinquent sewer bills have prompted the Forks Township Supervisors to take some drastic action "Turning off the taps". The Supervisors adopted an ordinance authorizing an agreement with the Suburban Water Authority. Under the agreement, the authority would cut service to customers who have habitual or ongoing delinquent sewer bills. The new policy, the Supervisors believe should provide a clear incentive for customers to pay for service.

By-Pass Meters

Any outside water used can be deducted from your sewer bills with the purchase of a by-pass meter.

Meters can be purchased at the Forks Township Utility Department between the hours of 7:30 A.M. & 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Further information can be obtained by calling 610-258-5909.

Procedures are as follows:

  1. Deductions must be made in the same quarter that the water (outside) was used.
  2. By-pass meters are only installed on lines that do not go into the sewer system.
  3. The owner is responsible for either installing the meter themselves or having a licensed plumber install it for them.
  4. After installation of meter, the owner must call 610-250-2247 between the hours of 7:30 A.M. & 4:00 P.M. to schedule an inspection for approval of proper installation.
  5. The Township plumbing inspector must give the okay after inspection of the meter, before any credit is given to the customer.
    Important Note: If an inspection is not done by the township, credit will not be given until approval has been received.
  6. Bypass meter customers are required to complete and return their by-pass meter reading on the bottom portion of their utility bill to obtain credit on their next utility bill.

Important Note: If a customer does not submit a meter reading each quarter from their bypass meter, they will forfeit any credit obtained for that quarter.

All customers who wish to purchase a bypass meter will be required to sign a procedure form agreeing to the above terms.

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