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Prepare to Get a New Bill in the Mail

Residents will be getting their sewage bills from Jordan Tax Service, starting Oct. 1.

Upper St. Clair residents will be getting a new bill, starting in October.

For more than five years, residents have been paying for their water and sanitary sewer usage together in one bill sent from Pennsylvania American Water Co. However, as Upper St. Clair Patch reported in April, the water company is discontinuing its billing for sewage nationwide.

Residents will now receive their sewage bills from Jordan Tax Service.

It is not a new fee; the water bill will decrease by the amount of the sewage bill and the sewage bill will instead come monthly from Jordan Tax Service, which will continue to follow the formula set by the municipality and ALCOSAN based on household water consumption.

As another payment option, residents may pay the sewage bill in person at the township tax office, located at 1820 McLaughlin Run Rd.

If a resident has a question about the new billing procedure, please contact Dan Berty of the finance department at 412-831-9000, Extension 202.

Jason Bahr October 01, 2012 at 12:47 PM
"As another payment option, residents may pay the sewage bill in person at the township tax office, located at 1820 McLaughlin Run Rd" . . . . . . . I am showing up with a wheelbarrow full of rollied pennies!
Billy B October 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Why? The tax collector is not responsible for your water consumption. Or, do you think it should be provided to you free of charge, with no tracking or concern for potability? What a clueless response! I hope you do show up with the rolled pennies, and that the clerk makes you count them individually before you leave.
B October 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Just got my first bill today, I must say I am highly disappointed. I feel like I have been transported back to 1990. The 'bill' is the poorest bill I have seen in a long time. It is not only horribly designed but the bigger issue is that the ONLY payment options are check or money order and by mail or in person. I feel like we have just regressed 20 years in billing. I can pay every single other bill I get: Gas, Cable, Electric, Water, Phone; all online and all of them can be paid automatically every month so I don't have to worry about mailing a check. I am sure some old fashioned people will say they 'prefer' checks and that I am lazy, but this is how things work today. I can count on one hand the number of checks I have written in the past year. I will probably pay this out of my PNC bill pay, it will certainly be a nuisance every month and like Mr. Bahr above, I would be humorous to come in and pay my bill in change. Fortunately for me, the township can't force me to count it, that is their job. I know that the Water company was the one who initiated this, but the fact is, this is the BEST option we have? Sad.
Oren Spiegler October 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Readers are in the debt of Patch for informing us of this upcoming inconvenience. Surely Pennsylvania American-Water Company knew that this billing change would cause customers to waste time, incur postage expense or expense to travel to the payment site, yet it does not care. Utilities have great latitude to do whatever they please, the customer be damned. I do not want to hear about how Pennsylvania American Water purports to be enhancing the lives of its customers. It has a funny way of showing it. Thanks for nothing!
Judy October 16, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I'm not happy about the inconvenience of paying this bill. The lack of options is ridiculous. I'm going to set up bill pay with my bank but I'm guessing that they will have to mail a check to Jordan since Jordan doesn't offer autopay. Jordan needs to get into the 21st century.

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