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Sewer Information

General Sewer Information

Homes in Doylestown Township may have public sewer or may utilize a Septic System.  Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority owns the public sewer system in our Township.  They can be reached at (215) 343-2538 or by visiting their webpage

Deduct Meters

Home owners with public sewer and public water may want to consider switching to a deduct meter. A deduct meter will save money on a sewer bill if a home owner is filling a pool or using an irrigation/lawn sprinkler system. The cost for the deduct meter and installation is $750. For more information call the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority at (215) 343-2538.

Public Water and Sewer Advisory Board
The Public Water and Sewer Advisory Board meets the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM. The responsibilities of the Public Water and Sewer Advisory board are to provide advice and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors with respect to issues associated with public water and public sewer.  For the past few years they have focused their efforts on the Pebble Ridge Study Area.

*Pebble Ridge/Wood Ridge and Vicinity Sewer Project

Construction Drawings for Pebble Ridge/Woodridge Area Sanitary Sewers Projects Updates

September 14, 2018 “ Material delivery for the first section (Almshouse and Militia hill roads) has been completed. Pipe installation has been delayed due to creek levels and rain expected next week. We expect to begin installation the week of 9-24-18”

August 24, 2018  Click Here to view the newest press release from BCWSA.

July 27, 2018 Letter from BCWSA.  Click Here to view the letter

*Beginning the week of July 23rd Gilmore and Associates will begin the stake out for the sewer project on those properties that provided easements.

*BCWSA are still on schedule to begin work on the sewer project the beginning of August. They will be starting with clearing along the creek side of the project before moving into the neighborhood

6/6/2018 Township Completes Closing on the PENNVEST Loan.

Click Here to view the attached letter with a tentative schedule and timeline for construction.

Public Water Survey in Pebble Ridge/Woodridge

Click Here to view the Municipal Authority’s letter to residents whose purpose is to gauge the interest in having public water in the surrounding vicinity of the Pebble Ridge/Woodridge neighborhood.

Township Awards Bids and Approves Paperwork for PENNVEST Loan

On April 17, 2018 the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors approved the bids for the pump station and the clearing and grubbing for the project. Click here for the article. Be advised that BCWSA still has to approve the bids.

Also, the Board approved the required paperwork associated with the PENNVEST loan. We anticipate closing on the loan in late May. We’ll post additional updates as information becomes available.

Low Interest Loan Application Approved

At their meeting on January 31, 2018 the PennVest Board approved the Township’s application for the low interest loan to pay for the costs associated with the construction and installation of the Pebble Ridge/Woodridge Sewer Project. The receipt of funds from PennVest is subject to a formal settlement, which the Township anticipates will occur within the next four to six months.  As indicated during meetings this past summer, the low interest loan interest rates and loan term offered to us by PennVest will be passed along and will be available to residents as part of a loan program offered through BCWSA to pay for each resident’s costs of the public portion of the Project.

In addition, BCWSA’s engineer Gilmore & Associates will be putting out bids for construction of the pump station, as well as clearing for the project. Permits for the project from PennDot, PA DEP and the Bucks County Conservation District are being finalized.

We still anticipate this project getting underway during the summer of 2018.

Pebble Ridge/Woodridge & Vicinity Approved Agreement with BCWSA

Final Agreement with BCWSA 10.30.17

Pebble Ridge/Woodridge & Vicinity Final Draft Agreement with BCWSA


Below is the proposed and revised ordinance for consideration on 8/15/17. The Board of Supervisors adopted this ordinance at their meeting on 8/15/17.

Proposed Revised Sewer Ordinance

Below are the responses to questions from residents along with a process flow chart:

Responses to Residents Questions PRWR Sewer Project

Related Past Documents and Materials:

July 19, 2017 presentation at Board of Supervisors meeting

Proposed Ordinance

Easements: On March 3rd, 2015 the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors authorized the acquisition of the necessary easements for this project.  Once the easements are received, Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority will move forward with the bidding process.

Gilmore & Associates Letter sent to residents July 29, 2014

July 23, 2014 Letter Sent to Residents

3m Approval Letter

3m Report

October 3, 2012 Presentation

Initial Feasibility Study Pebble Ridge Area (June 2012)

February 16, 2010 Presentation

March 11, 2009 Presentation

Boucher and James Report

Initial Pebble Ridge Project Explanation (2008)

Decommissioning Septic Systems

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