Rules & Regulations

Sewer Connections

Applying for a Sewer Permit

In order to make connection to the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority (GHJSA) sewer system, you must first obtain a Sewer Permit. A Permit Application is available for download below including instructions and a checklist of items needed. Also available for download is the Procedures & Requirements for Connection. Hard copies may be obtained at the GHJSA office located at 500 Oscar Thomas Drive, West Hazleton, PA  18202 during normal business hours.

Tapping Fees for connecting to the sewer system are explained in the Tapping Fee Study, which is also available for download. The Board of Directors approved the Tapping Fee Study and formally adopted the fees in Resolution 001 of 2015 on January 26, 2015. A summary of the two part tapping fees is as follows:

Residential Connections

  Tapping Fee (Capacity Part) Tapping Fee (Collection Part)
Hazleton City $250.00 per EDU $1,500.00 per EDU
West Hazleton Borough $250.00 per EDU $1,500.00 per EDU
Hazle Township $250.00 per EDU Not Applicable*
Sugarloaf Township $250.00 per EDU Not Applicable**

 

Commercial & Industrial Connections

  Tapping Fee (Capacity Part) Tapping Fee (Collection Part)
Hazleton City $1.13 per gallon $6.79 per gallon
West Hazleton Borough $1.13 per gallon $6.79 per gallon
Hazle Township $1.13 per gallon Not Applicable*
Sugarloaf Township $1.13 per gallon Not Applicable**

 

*GHJSA does not own the sewage collection system in Hazle Township. Contact the Hazle Township Municipal Authority for more information and to arrange for payment of the Collection Part of the Tapping Fee.

**GHJSA does not own the sewage collection system in Sugarloaf Township. Contact the Sugarloaf Township offices for more information and to arrange for payment of the Collection Part of the Tapping Fee.

SEWER PERMIT
APPLICATION

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TAPPING FEE
STUDY

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CONNECTION
PROCEDURES

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Construction Specifications

The GHJSA adopted construction specifications that must be adhered to when connecting to the sanitary sewer system. Choose a link below to view the Construction Specifications and Construction Details.

 

GHJSA CONSTRUCTION
SPECIFICATIONS

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GHJSA CONSTRUCTION
DETAILS

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