COVID-19

** Modified Hours Through April 3, 2020 **

The Spring Benner Walker Joint Authority is working on a modified schedule through April 3, 2020.

We will continue to complete all tasks on our system.

Please put all paperwork in our drop off box and we will get back in contact with you promptly.


If you have an emergency and we are not in the office please call the Non Emergency Call Center at 1-800-479-0050 and we will contact you immediately.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

*UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

THE AUTHORITY’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO PUBLIC VISITATION BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 DUE TO THE COVID -19.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A PAYMENT, PLEASE PLACE THE PAYMENT IN OUR DROP OFF BOX.

IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 814-355-4778 DURING OUR NORMAL OFFICE HOURS OF MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

IF YOU REQUIRE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS PLEASE CONTACT THE NON-EMERGENCY CALL CENTER AT 1-800-479-0050

WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE!

THANK YOU!

PFAS in Happy Valley

Benner Township Water Authority has been made aware that the State of Pennsylvania did random water testing for PFAS across the state.  One of the wells tested was located in Benner Township at the State of the Art facility which is located across from the University Park Airport.  PFAS was found in this well. 

Here is the link to the PFAS Action Team Initial Report that Benner Township has shared on their website.

Here is the link to PA DEP’s website regarding what PFAS is, it’s history, and the impacts it has on the environment.

Here is PA DEP’s PFAS Sampling Plan.

Environmental Protection Agency

Below is the link to EPA’s informational page regarding PFAS, which includes basic information, actions to address, and tools and resources.

https://www.epa.gov/pfas

As more information becomes available we will do our best to keep this page updated.

Benner Township also has a page on their website labeled “PFAS” which they have been keeping updated as well.

Grove Park Residents – Disruption in Water Service 07/01/2019

*** Update 07/01/2019***

Water Service for Grove Park residents has been restored at approximately 12:00 p.m. on 07/01/2019.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this matter.

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Hello Grove Park Residents,

Benner Township Water Authority will be making an emergency water repair on Monday, July 1, 2019. Grove Park residents will be without water beginning at 8:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778.

Sincerely,

Benner Township Water Authority

Grove Park Water Leak – 11/20/2018

**Update** 11/21/2018 @10:20 A.M.

The water leak on Chicory Avenue has been repaired and the water service is back on. The Authority’s maintenance crew is currently backfilling the affected area. We will be back in the spring to restore the area completely.

Thank you for your patience.

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**Update**  11/20/2018 @ 3:10 P.M.

Our maintenance crew has located the water leak on Chicory Avenue. Water service to Chicory Avenue will be off until roughly 8:00 p.m. on November 20, 2018 as our crew works to repair the mainline.

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Hello Grove Park Residents,

The Benner Township Water Authority has been working diligently to locate the water leak within the Grove Park development. Our maintenance crew has narrowed the leak down to Chicory Avenue and are currently digging test holes to pin point the exact location. We will keep you updated when we have new information.

We appreciate your patience and understanding through this process. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778.

Sincerely,

Benner Township Water Authority

Grove Park Generator

Grove Park Generator – Completed

Benner Township Water Authority is proud to announce that the Grove Park Generator is now operational. The inspection and initial startup was completed the week of July 16, 2018. Grove Park will now continue to have water pressure and water for the emergency responders during an electrical outage. We appreciate all your input and support during this project.

 

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Grove Park Generator – Update

Grove Park Generator

Grove Park Generator

Grove Park Generator – Update

The Grove Park Generator has been installed at the well house. The maintenance crew has done a wonderful job in getting the well house prepared for the new generator. As you can see below, it has been installed and is ready for inspection.

The job is not completely finished yet. BTWA is still working on obtaining and installing the propane tanks. We are hoping to have them installed within the next week or two. We will keep you all updated on the progress of the generator.

Picture courtesy of Steve Lanich, BTWA Board Member.

Grove Park Generator

Grove Park Generator

 

 

 

 

Grove Park Generator

The Benner Township Water Authority was successful in obtaining a grant as part of the PA Small Water and Sewer Program administered through the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). The grant was obtained for purchasing a generator to supply emergency power to the Grove Park development. The generator will be used to maintain power for system operation, water pressure, and energize the fire pump in case of emergencies during power outages. The generator has been received and the Spring-Benner-Walker Joint Authority (SBWJA) has begun planning for installation within the next month or two. More information to follow.

High Water Usage

Did you recently get a letter stating that your water usage was higher than normal? There could be a logical reason for that and you may be aware of the increased use. However, if you are unsure why your home water usage has increased, here are a list of possible reasons that your water usage was higher:

  • Watering your garden
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Putting water in your pool
  • Extra people in the household taking showers and doing laundry

If none of these pertain to your situation there could be other reasons that your usage was high. Is your water softener running continuously? If your water softener is stuck in regeneration mode it is running water continuously thus spiking your water usage.

Another reason your water usage could be high is a leak – i.e. a leaking faucet or toilet. At times your toilet valve may malfunction and allow water to continue to flow down the drain. To test the toilet, place several drops of food coloring – red, green, blue – into the tank in the back. After 15 minutes look in the bowl, if you see the food coloring your toilet is leaking.

The best way to check for leaks is to turn all the water off in your home and wait a few minutes. Then go to your water meter and check to see if the dial is moving. If the dial is still moving even after the water is off then there is a leak and you should call your plumber for further assistance.

If you still aren’t sure please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office.