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About

The North Huntingdon Township Municipal Authority  was created in 1969 by the township under the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945 for the purpose of providing and maintaining a sanitary sewer collection, conveyance, and treatment system for North Huntingdon Township and surrounding communities.


Overview

NHTMA provides sanitary sewer service to over 12,100 (January, 2017) customers in North Huntingdon Township and small portions of its bordering communities. The system includes 225 miles of collection sewers, 13 pump stations, and the Youghiogheny Treatment Plant facility located on Turner Valley Road. The Youghiogheny plant treats sewage from approximately one-half of our customers. Sewage from the remaining half is treated at the Brush Creek Water Pollution Control Plant owned by the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority (WWMA), which is located on Route 993 in the Township. Additionally we have 282 customers that flow to the ALCOSAN facility in Allegheny County.

NHTMA has 25 full-time employees 18 who work throughout the system, and 7 Administrative staff. Regular monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month with the work session beginning at 5:30 pm with the regular meeting to follow, but no earlier than 6:00 pm. Meetings are held in the main meeting room at the Youghohiogheny Treatment Plant, 4222 Turner Valley Road. The public is encouraged to attend and address the Board on any issue of concern. if you are a person with a disability and require assistance, please contact our office.

 

 

Also please see our "Frequently Asked Questions".

 


Upcoming Challenges

NHTMA's biggest challenge today, and into the foreseeable future, is the need to remove the Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewer system. The sanitary sewer system was designed to carry a specific volume of sewerage flow. Deteriorating public lines, manholes, private laterals, and illegal connections permit storm water to overload the system during certain wet weather conditions. These overloads can result in basement flooding, pump station bypasses, and ultimately could require additional retention tanks, or a plant expansion, both of which are costly solutions.

Rather than allocate funds to build additional retention, the Authority is exploring alternative methods of removing I&I. The Authority conducts private sanitary sewer lateral inspections prior to the sale or refinancing of a home or business to determine if storm water is tied into the system via roof drains, driveway drains, stairwells, or other sources. Please click the link below to learn more about I&I and the effects individual homes have on our communities sanitary sewer system.

 Sewage Overflow Basics & the Role of the Homeowner (pdf)

NHTMA revised its construction specifications to require a 6" inspection tee on the private saniatary sewer lateral for all new construction, plus additional testing. The purpose of the tee and extra testing is to determine if foundation drains are connected into the sanitary sewer system and any other form of I&I such as cracked pipes, offset joints, roots or even completely deterioated pipes.  Studies have proven that illegal foundation drains and deteriorating private laterals are a significant source of I&I.

NHTMA also requires developers to install water-tight manhole inflow inserts in all manholes within a new development, as well as sealed manholes within the roadway. Closed circuit television inspection is also required prior to a new home being occupied.