Water and Sewer Information
Water and sewage treatment services are provided by the Borough of Beaver.
- Beaver has the capacity to supply approximately 2 million gallons per day of water which is more than adequate for its 4,500 residents and businesses. Typical usage is about 1 millions gallons per day.
- Waste water treatment (sewage) plant has capacity to process 1 million gallons per day. Typically, 400,000 gallons per day are treated. In addition to Beaver residents, the plant services all of Bridgewater and portions of Brighton Township.
- Water is supplied from five wells approximately 60 feet below the surface. Water supply is independent of Ohio and Beaver Rivers. The source of Beaver’s water is an aquifer called the Wisconsin Glacial Flow also known as the Pittsburgh Underground River or the Fourth River.
- Water meets all applicable standards including a modest amount of chlorine added as a required disinfectant. Annual water quality report is sent to all customers.
- Fluoride is not added to the water supply in the Borough of Beaver.
- Water Hardness 23 grains per gallon
- Water and sewer services are combined into one bill which is sent out to individual customers every three months. There are three wards in the Borough of Beaver; and, mailing of bills is staggered depending on the ward.
- Billing is calculated by combining a base fee for each service plus a usage fee as determined by water meter reading. 2017 rates as follows:
- Base fee for water – $27.00 per calendar quarter
- Base fee for sewage (wastewater treatment) – $27.00 per calendar quarter
- Water use rate – $2.25 per 1,000 gallons
- Sewage treatment rate – $3.70 per 1,000 gallons
- Water supplied for irrigation is eligible for a reduced rate. The owner must purchase and install an additional meter, known as a deduct meter, that calculates water used exclusively for irrigation. Prevailing rate is charged for water; however, no fee is charged for wastewater treatment. Contact the Borough office for more details.
Residential Sewer Back-up
While the Borough of Beaver will do everything reasonable to maintain sewer lines throughout the area, the Borough is generally not responsible for the backup of water or wastewater into residences. Under the Governmental Immunity Statute, the Borough is not liable for damages from sewer backup whether or not caused by blockages in the municipal system. Customers are cautioned that it is possible such backups may occur from time to time; and, residents are advised to install a back flow prevention device to protect their personal property. Customers are further advised that homeowners insurance does not normally cover such a loss, but that additional coverage may be purchased to provide financial protection resulting from backup of water/wastewater.
- Property owner is responsible for water line and shut off valves from the Borough’s main line to the premises.
- Borough of Beaver will assist the property owner in the repair or replacement of the water line to protect the integrity of the public water system and public street. This policy applies to the water service line between Borough’s main water line and property owners curb stop (shut off valve).
- Property owner is responsible for maintaining the sanitary sewer service line from the main trunk line to the premises, including street replacement if necessary.
- Plumbing services are readily available from a number of reliable local suppliers.
- Insurance for water and sewer line repair is available through various companies.