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                                                                          Berks County, PA                                                                                                                                           Established 1837



Contact Information

Hamburg Municipal Authority
61 North 3rd Street
Hamburg, PA 19526

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
(Excluding Holidays)

Phone: (610) 562-7821

Fax: (610) 562-8461

It is recommended to let your water run a bit
before using if it has been sitting overnight or any other extended period of time.

Water/Wastewater Superintendent

Keith L. Brobst 


Wastewater Plant Operator
Terry Heckman

Wastewater Plant Operator
Kim Cherry

Collection System Specialist
Robert Grugan

Water Plant Lead Operator
Anthony Lascala


Water tank construction progress as of 4/19/12.

Water Tank Project Details

In addition to the permitting of wells 6 and 7, the Municipal Authority is building a 1.154 million gallon above ground storage tank to replace the in ground reservoir. The reservoir dates from the early 1900s and is constructed of stone with a coating of spray gunnite. As shown by the photos above, the new tank construction is now in progress and is expected to be on line by the end of 2012.

Brief History

The Wastewater Treatment Plant went on line in 1963 as a primary treatment plant. The system was expanded and upgraded to secondary treatment in 1974 with a blower system added in 1982. The plant was upgraded again in 1993 with the addition of aerobic digestion. The Authority also began taking sewage from Tilden Township. The latest upgrade began in 2006 and was completed in 2007. This consisted of the construction of an oxidation ditch and an increase in the permitted flow for 1.0 million gallons per day (MGD) to 1.5 MGD.

The Authority absorbed with the Windsor Township Authority in 2001 at which time it also became responsible for the operation of the system, which was formerly leased to the borough. The Authority also operates the water system consisting of the distribution system and the Furnace Creek Water Filtration Plant, as well as 4 wells. Wells 2, 3, and 4 are located in the watershed in Windsor Township near the filtration plant and Well 5 is located in Windsor Township on Upland Court. The Authority is also permitting 2 new wells also located in the water shed. There is also a 30,000,000 gallons impoundment located in the watershed.

The filtration plant went on line in 1996 and has 2 filters which feature an up flow clarifier and conventional filtration. Each filter is permitted at 0.400 MGD.

Quarterly Rates

 Water    $4.05/100 cubic feet +  meter service charge and $3.25 fire hydrant fee
 Sewer  $75.60 for 1st 1500 cubic feet + $59.40 for each 1000 cubic feet overage (per unit)

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