Payments

General Billing & Payment Info

The current fee for sewer services for single-family residences is $25 per month per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit) billed quarterly at $75 per quarter. The exception is the homes within The Courtyards at Creekside Plan, which are billed at a flat rate of $50 per month or $150 per quarter per EDU. Attached apartment buildings and other multi-family facilities are charged a user fee of $25 per month for each separate dwelling unit.

Billing for sewer service is not discontinued or interrupted due to vacancy for the Authority does not meter.  When a property sells, a new account will be established in the buyer’s name and the sewer charge will be prorated between the seller and the buyer from the date of closing.

Quarterly bills for sewer user charges are mailed the last business day of the quarter and are due the 20th day of the following month. To avoid a 10% late charge per EDU, payments must be received on or before the 20th of the month.

The drop box is checked every morning Monday through Friday.  If a payment is placed in the drop box the evening of the 20th of the month in which the payment is due, it will be considered on time and a late charge will not be assessed.

BCRA is a wastewater treatment facility only; however, water may be terminated for sewer delinquency as per adopted Inter-Municipal Sewage Service Agreements with providing water companies.

It is the policy of the Authority to bill property owners only.  Accounts will not be established in a tenant’s name.

We ask those customers who utilize their online banking for making payment to allow ample time for mailing when scheduling their payment.

Payment Options

EFT Auto Pay (Free Service)

BCRA offers an EFT (electronic fund transfer) option for payment of bills.  By selecting this option, you would no longer receive an invoice and the funds due would automatically be deducted from your selected checking account before the 20th of the month in which payment is due.

Customers who participate in the EFT option are mailed a notice at the beginning of each year informing them when the withdrawals will take place for the upcoming year.

If you currently are not an EFT customer and desire to become one, you may contact the Authority office or download a form from the website to complete, follow the instructions on the form and return the form and requested document to the Authority to participate.  Customers with multiple accounts must complete and submit an authorization form for each account.

EFT Application Form Download

 

Online – eNet Pay

Pay online by secure check or credit card. Breakneck Creek Regional Authority accepts payments made by you using a secure check or credit card. This payment service is provided and administered by eNETPAY, which is an unaffiliated third-party. A convenience fee will be paid to eNETPAY; this fee will be added to the total amount of the payment for this service. You will be given an opportunity to accept or decline the payment after the total amount is calculated.

If you are making a payment because of a SHUT OFF NOTICE, you must contact the authority immediately after processing. A Schedule of fees Follows: Click here to view


Pay Bills Online

 

In Person – 1166 Mars Evans-City Road

Cash, check, money order or cashier’s check along with the bottom portion of your bill are accepted at the above address during regular business hours. Change cannot be made for denominations greater than $10.00.

 

Lock Box – 1166 Mars Evans-City Road

Place the bottom portion of your bill and your check, money order or cashier’s check in the envelope provided.  Deposit the envelope into the 24 hour lock box located to the left of the entrance doors to BCRA’s business office.  DO NOT make cash payments in the lock box.

 

By Mail – PO Box 1180, Mars PA 16046-1180

Place your payment by check, money order or cashier’s check along with the bottom portion of your bill in the envelope provided, affix postage stamp and return. Please allow ample mail time for the payment to be received by the due date.

 

Payment Terms

  • Post-dated checks will not be held or accepted.
  • If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend, payments will be processed the next business day.
  • All payments are due and payable by the due date.If payments are not received on or before the due date, a 10% late fee will be charged.
  • No exonerations or relief of fees and charges will be granted for failure to receive a billing invoice.
  • A $30 fee will be charged for any check returned unpaid by your financial institution. The payment will be reversed and charges added without notice.
  • A $20 fee will be charged for BCRA Delinquent Notices.
  • A $50 fee will be charged for BCRA Water Service Termination Notices.
  • A $50 fee will be charged by BCRA for Water Service Terminations. Additional fees imposed by water service providers to terminate and restore service will also be charged to the customer.
  • All BCRA legal expenses incurred for filing municipal liens and/or judicial sales will be charged.

Additional sewer charges, late fees and costs will continue to accrue until a debt is paid in full.

A complete text of the Pennsylvania Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Law, Act 153 of 1923, P.L. 207, 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq., the BCRA Rules & Regulations and BCRA Resolutions, all as supplemented and amended and provide for the above-referenced charges, are available for public review at the BCRA business office.