Public health is always the upmost concern when dealing with drinking water. Regular testing is done on the water system. Our testing schedule is laid out by the Pennsylvania DEP and the Federal EPA. The water department is contantly monitoring water usage amongst the various entry points in the distribution system. When an overage is detected, the crew is out locating and fixing the problem. This prevents not only loss, but protects public health as well. Usually the problems are fixed without any interruption of service to the customer.
Our water department consists of a water pumping station, a water storage tank, multiple home meters, all of our various entry point master meters, and 22 miles of water lines.
Each year, the township releases a consumer confidence report to show if violations have occured with the drinking water system. Our latest consumer confidence report was released in Feb of 2019, covering the sampling performed in the previous year: Download it here.
On June 23rd 2016, Sandy Township conducted monitoring of lead and copper within residential service lines on our water distribution area. No results were found to be above the action levels. If you participated in the sampling for this water test, you will have recieved a letter in the mail along with your sample results. A sample of the letter sent out can be found HERE. (Sampling for this will occour again in summer 2019.)
For real-time updates on the quality of your water visit, the Drinking Water Reporting System, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. There you can search for test results, inventory, and violations dating back 5 years.
In Sandy Township, we strive to provide the best water service possible.
Email or phone the public works director @ (814)-371-4220 with any water issues that you may have.
For billing issues, contact the water/sewer billing department.