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An easement is a legal document that conveys limited property rights from the Grantor (Property Owner) to the Grantee (Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority (MTMSA)). This document is usually recorded in the office of the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds. A sanitary sewer easement creates a non-exclusive, perpetual right to use a portion of property for sanitary sewer purposes. This provides MTMSA with access rights to repair, replace, inspect, enlarge, change, maintain, test and/or remove the sanitary sewer located within the easement.
The Property Owner continues to own the land and has only given up defined rights on the portion of land used for the easement. Maintenance of the property within the easement is the responsibility of the Property Owner. Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority (MTMSA) will periodically clear the easement area when necessary for access.
Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority (MTMSA), if it has an easement, may go onto the easement at any time. MTMSA may occasionally have a Contractor perform specific tasks related to MTMSA operations. Although an effort will be made to notify you prior to entry, it may be necessary to enter without prior notification. The general public does not have the right to trespass through an easement located on private property.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines illicit discharges in general as any discharge into a storm drain system that is not composed entirely of stormwater. The exceptions include water from fire fighting activities, discharges from de-chlorinated waterlines, fire hydrant flushing and discharges from facilities already under an National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit.
Illicit discharges are a problem because unlike wastewater, which flows to a wastewater treatment plant, stormwater generally flows to waterways without any additional treatment. Illicit discharges often include pathogens, nutrients, surfactants, and various toxic pollutants.
Illicit discharges are activities that may allow for waste water to enter into a storm drain, ditch, or waterway, for example:
Examples of what you might see that result from illicit discharges:
If you encounter what you suspect to be an illicit discharge during normal business hours (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) please notify Bill Campbell, Manager of the Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority at 724-935-3090.
For emergency situations that include hazardous waste spills, spills of raw sewage, gasoline, or other hazardous materials, dial 911.
Please refer to service area map (PDF), or contact MTMSA offices and speak with MTMSA Manager.
Yes; a Point of Sale Dye Test application (found on website) must be submitted at least 14 working days prior to closing. The cost for a residential dye test is $175; commercial costs vary. Please contact Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority to obtain estimate.
The cost is $3,441, $3,341 for the Tapping Fee and $100 for the inspection; an additional $7,540 Special Purpose Fee is required in the Valley Special Purpose Area.
The fee is $3,441 minimum; for usage over 289 gallons per day (GPD), the fee is calculated by taking the estimated additional water usage multiplied by $1,156, plus the $3,441 minimum fee. (Fees are calculated by Authority Staff upon application.)
Customers with metered water usage pay a minimum Base Fee of $64 plus a User Fee of $5.74 per 1,000 gallons of water consumed per quarter. Unmetered water customers are charged a flat fee of $146 per quarter. This flat fee equates to the $64 Base Fee plus an $82 User Fee.
Deduct meters provide readings for water used in irrigation systems. The water usage is subtracted from West View’s meter readings. A base fee of $64 per quarter is still applied. Meters are purchased and installed at homeowners' expense. Permit cost is $50 . Download an application (PDF).
Please contact Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority offices and speak with the Bookkeeper. An update form may need to be completed. Customers who are moving out of the area must contact West View Water at 412-931-3292 to set up a final reading.
No, the Authority does not provide discounts for swimming pools.
Please contact Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority offices and speak with the Manager or Engineer.
Those requests are handled by the Marshall Township Municipal Sanitary Authority (MTMSA) Manager and go before the MTMSA Board for approval.
Customers must obtain a Tapping Permit from the Authority. Service line connections are installed at customers’ expense in accordance with established rules and regulations of the Authority. The sewer must be inspected by the Authority and Allegheny County after construction and prior to the time it is covered or put into use.