Waste water Treatment Plant

Sewer Issues

If you experience sewer problems call the treatment plant FIRST at (717) 691-3320. Personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to determine the problem immediately and SAVE both the property owner and the Borough duplication of unnecessary expenses. 

Sump pumps, down spouts or anything that carries ground or stormwater to the sanitary sewer system are not allowed.  This is a violation of borough code and is punishable by a fine.
The Mechanicsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 3.33 MGD advanced treatment facility located in the Borough of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.  It provides sewage treatment services to the Borough and portions of four surrounding Townships: Hampden, Monroe, Silver Spring, and Upper Allen.  The facility, its seven pumping stations, and 25 miles of sewer is owned by the Borough.
The Treatment Plant is staffed 365 days a year, and is run by 8 employees of the Borough, with 5 of those employees possessing Class B or higher Operators Certificates, and 1 more possessing Collection System Certificates.  Through intermunicipal agreement, those same employees operate and maintain the portion of Monroe Township’s collection system and pumping station tributary to the Borough’s treatment facility.

Sewer Billing

Sewer in the Borough is billed (along with refuse) on a quarterly basis. Bills get mailed out on the 15th of January, April, July and October and are due by the 15th of February, May, August and November.
The base rate per quarter is $100.00 which covers up to 6,000 gallons used, for every 1,000 gallons over the initial 6,000 $6.00 is added onto the bill.
The Borough of Mechanicsburg bases its sewer billing off of meter readings received from Veolia.