Municipal Authority – Sewage Management

The first phase of the Borough’s central sewage collection, treatment, and disposal system was constructed and became operational in 1989. The system is operated by the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Elverson. It utilizes a series of aerated ponds and sand filters, discharging the treated waste water into the headwaters of the Conestoga River. The advent of Summerfield provided the catalyst for implementation of Phase II expansion of the Borough sewage disposal system.

The 1991 plan revision had concluded that expansion of the existing system was the most cost-effective means of extending service. Today lines are extended throughout the built-up portions of the Borough, excepting only large-lot residential development and predominantly vacant parcels at the Borough’s fringes. Most existing residential units are hooked up at this time. The expanded system has a capacity of 125,000 gallons per day (gpd); current flows average 48,000 gpd.

** At its June 2013 meeting, the Municipal Authority Board approved an increase in the Tapping Fee from $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 to be effective January 1, 2014. This is the first increase in the Tapping Fee since the Municipal Authority was established in 1984.

Municipal Authority may be contacted at 610-286-8876 or by email at

MABE Board Members:

Chair –  Lori Sifford

Vice Chairman – Floyd Jennelle

Treasurer – Steve Keech

Secretary – Darrell Gibble

Board Member – Jim Freeze

Administrator – Charlotte Gehman

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