Any outside water used can be deducted from your sewer bills with a by-pass meter. Forks Township does not sell or provide by-pass meters.
Installation and Inspection of By-Pass Meters:
By-pass meters can only be installed after obtaining a Building Permit from the Forks Township Building Code Department. To obtain a Building Permit, the owner must provide the following documentation: a completed building permit application form, a line diagram showing the proposed location of the by-pass meter on the plumbing system, and installation specifications for the by-pass meter.
The Building Permit fee is $136.50, which includes permit and inspection.
The owner is responsible for either installing the meter themselves or having a licensed plumber install it for them.
After installation of the by-pass meter, the owner must schedule an inspection from the Building Code Department at www.sfmconsultingllc.org for approval of proper installation.
For questions on the installation and inspection of a by-pass meter, please contact the Zoning Department at 610-250-2264.
Submitting By-Pass Meter Readings:
Deductions must be made in the same quarter that the water (outside) was used.
By-pass meter customers are required to complete and return their by-pass meter reading on the bottom portion of their quarterly utility bill to obtain credit. Credits will be applied to the following quarterly utility bill.
If a resident pays their utility bill through our online payment portal, by-pass meter readings will still need to be provided to our office via mail, in person or over the phone.
For questions on utility bills or to submit a by-pass meter reading, please contact the Utility Department at 610-252-0785 ext. 100.
Important Note: If a customer does not submit a meter reading each quarter from their by-pass meter, they will forfeit any credit obtained for that quarter.