Sewer Department

Sewage Treatment Plant Operator:     Chuck Hess

Sewer Department Secretary:            Janet Lyons

The treatment of wastewater is an extremely important area of the infrastructure of the Borough of Punxsutawney.  the treatment facility processes your waste water and returns the cleaned water to the creek.  Our facility and operators have received recognition through an award presented by the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association.  the Sewage Treatment Plant Facility is located at the end of Water Street.  The Treatment Plant hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Several payment options are available for monthly sewer service.  Payment may be made in person at our office at the Civic Center Complex, 301 East Mahoning Street, Suite 6, Punxsutawney, PA  15767.  Payments are received as well through the postal service or may be placed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in the yellow drop-off box located in the center of the Civic Center parking lot.  You may also enroll in the automatic payment option that moves your payment amount directly from your account on the due date each month.  If you would like to enroll in the automatic payment, upon notification of your account numbers, we are able to have you set up for the next months billing.  If you wish to discontinue this service, upon your notification, we also can have you removed for the next month's bill.  If you change your bank association or account numbers, we can very easily make that change for you as well.  Let us know if you are interested in the automatic payment.

If you experience problems with your lateral line and have determined that the problem is not in your line, we will be happy to check our lines to make sure that they are flowing freely.  If you suspect a problem, please notify the Borough's Public Works Department at 814-938-8685, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Please leave a message if it is after hours or if no answer.

The Borough Sewer Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 814-938-4808.  The office and treatment plant observe the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve afternoon and Christmas Day.