Grove Park Residents – Leak Detected – 05/15/2020

The Benner Township Water Authority has located a small leak on Aster Avenue. The maintenance crew will be making a temporary repair to the line and residents along Aster Avenue will experience a slight decrease in water pressure.

A permanent repair will need to be made at a later date which will result in water being shut off. Our Authority office will give plenty of notice before this takes place.

Thank you for your patience.

Benner Township Water Authority

Hampton Hills Residents – Generator Addition

The Benner Township Water Authority completed some upgrades to the well house located at 430 Millgate Road. Perhaps you have seen our crew working at the building which included the addition of a generator room and a 25-kilowatt generator that we received from the Centre County Government at no charge.

This will allow the system to continue to operate uninterrupted during power outages. Our tank already maintains more than a one-day supply of water; however, during a power outage there was no way to maintain the tank level in case of emergency where a significant water supply is needed immediately.

We have also replaced the red light on the outside of the building which is wired to turn on in case of a failure within the pump house. If anyone happens to see a red light illuminated on the well house please contact our office immediately at 814-355-4778 during normal business hours. After hours, weekends, and holidays we can be reached 24 hours a day by calling the Centre County Emergency Communication Center at their non-emergency number (1-800-479-0050) and they will contact us.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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 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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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.