Hampton Hills Water Storage Tank Maintenance Work

** Update on 09/16/2020 **

The Hampton Hills/Opequon water system is back to normal and the water tank is once again regulating pressure and providing fire protection for the neighborhood.

The tank inspection went as expected and it was determined the interior of the tank needs the seal replaced. Structurally, the tank interior is in very good condition likely due to the water characteristics pumped from our wells.

The work to replace the interior seals will be scheduled to take place next spring. This will require our system to be placed back on the temporary pressure pumps through completion of the work.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as our maintenance crew works to keep your water system running efficiently to provide you with an endless supply of potable water at the lowest possible cost.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office.

** Update on 09/11/2020 **

Just a reminder that the Hampton Hills Storage Tank has been emptied today for inspection tomorrow, 09/12/2020. During this time there will be no fire protection so please use caution over the weekend. Our Authority hopes to have the tank filled on Monday, 9/14. Once completed, we will need to complete a bacteria test before we can place the storage tank back into commission. If the bacteria test is clear we hope to have the tank back into commission on Tuesday, 9/15.

We will continue to update this page. Thank you for your patience and understand during this time.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778.

** Update on 09/04/2020 **

Please click here for the Memo that was hand delivered to residents today, September 4, 2020, regarding the Hampton Hills/Opequon Water Tank Inspection. The test run we completed on 09/03/2020 through 09/04/2020 was successful.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778.

September 2, 2020

The water storage tank within the Hampton Hills development that provides water service to Hampton Hills, Opequon Hills, Edward Drive, Reichenbaugh Lane and the Benner Elementary School is in need of maintenance work. The seals on this stainless-steel, bolted tank need to be repaired as seepage has been noted at several bolts.  An internal inspection of the tank will need completed which will require the Benner Township Water Authority to completely drain the water storage tank.

Temporary storage tanks will be installed at the Hampton Hills well house on September 2, 2020 to aid in providing continuous water service to the affected customers of the Benner Township Water Authority within these areas.

We have tentatively scheduled the work to occur on Saturday, September 12, 2020 and will provide additional information once we are able to verify the temporary storage tanks will adequately provide water service throughout this inspection and much needed repairs.

Please note that when the water tank is not in service bags will be placed over the fire hydrants indicating there is no fire protection. Our Authority has contacted the 911 Emergency Center and local fire companies to make them aware in case of an emergency. Please use caution during this time.

If there are any questions, please contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778.

Thank You.

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.