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SEWER RATES:
The current sewer rate is $ 57.50 for the first 10,000 gallons used per quarter. Each additional 1,000 gallons used above 10,000 gallons will be added at a cost of $ 4.10 per 1,000 gallons used. All funds collected for the Rochester Borough Sewer and Maintenance Authority will be used for the project and operations of the authority.You are also charged for the sewer plant which is operated by the Rochester Area Joint Sewer Authority, which is a combined bill. Effective April 1, 2013 all future bills are to paid at the Rochester Area Joint Sewer Authority, 395 Adams St, Rochester, PA 15074

Rochester Borough Sewer and Maintenance Authority's purpose is to maintain and upgrade the sewer system with in the Borough of Rochester boundaries. The sewage is then sent to the Rochester Area Joint Sewer Authority sewer plant for treatment and discharged under the Clean Water Act. This is why you will have two charges on the same customer bill.

At present, the complete project construction cost is estimated to be $ 21,200,000. We are making every effort to control cost. This authority will be responsible for an estimated $5,000,000 towards the total project. With the complete cooperation of the board, solicitor and the engineer, the authorities engineer has been outstanding in acquiring an estimated $ 3,500,000 in grants, the rate payers will be responsible for the remaining estimated cost of $ 1,500,000, which will be spread out over  20 years, with the loan interest rate at 1 %.

 

The sewer system in the borough is a very old and complex system, and is part of the Rochester Area Joint Sewer Authority, which includes Rochester Borough, Rochester Township, East Rochester, and Freedom. Each area is contributing toward the cost. If you are not familiar with the project, All of Rochester area and Freedom are under a court consent order to comply with the Clean Water Act. This authority and the other communities have no choice except to comply by the mandated dates required for completion of the consent order.

Under the publications section, you will find the complete LTCP - Long Term Control Plan, that must be completed. A detailed report is available to the public to download and read. The authority encourages that each ratepayer read the entire report, to better understand why the Rochester and Freedom area sewer communities must comply with the court consent order.

 

LEAF PICKUP:

Leaf pickup begins at the end of October and ends early in December of each year. leaves will be picked up on regular street sweeping day as posted.  Leaves will not be picked up if left in alleys. They should be raked into the street and place in a pile to be picked up.  Do not bag leaves. No tree branches, garden waste or other vegetation will be picked up. If your house is not on a scheduled sweeping day or in an alley, please call Sewer Authority to find out where you can place your leaves.

 

STREET SWEEPING:

Street Sweeping begins in early April and ends in late November of each year.  Watch the big sign in front of Borough for exact dates. Grass clippings and other vegetation are not permitted to be placed, raked, or blown onto the street because of the damage it may cause to street sweeping equipment.  Any questions regarding street sweeping please call 724-815-9298.

 

MEETINGS:
The 2021 RBSMA authority meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. The authority meets at the above address. Use the Rochester Police Department entrance off of Adams Street. The first door on your left entering the building.