Public Sewer Information
Your public sewer system covering the Coplay-Whitehall area serves over 13,500 properties by collecting wastewater and conveying it to the Allentown treatment plant, utilizing a network of approximately 120 miles of line, 2,500 manholes and one major pumping facility. Continuing installation of new software and technology is utilized to maintain the authority's excellent response record to customer problems. Ten (10) full time employees and a fleet of seven (7) vehicles (jet, TV, and utility trucks) currently manage this service.
Keeping Costs Down
In addition to debt service, normal operating and maintenance costs, the Authority is responsible for the cost of treatment, which includes clear water. Ultimately, all the water travels to the Treatment Plant. We make every effort to keep the mains, manholes, etc., watertight, but we need the assistance of each customer to help prevent inflow and infiltration of storm and ground water into the system.
Since we collectively fund for every gallon of water that passes through the treatment plant, it makes sense to keep the system "tight" so that storm or ground water does permeate into the system during periods of heavy rain.
CWSA utilizes a state-of-the-art television inspection system, reviewing thirty miles of line per year to assure maintenance of an exemplary "tight" system.
What Can You Do To Help Keep Our System Operating Properly?
Customers can play a major role in keeping treatment costs and operational issues at a minimum by following a few simple guidelines: