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Announcement!

The Borough of Somerset is working on updating our records so that we can effectively communicate with our customers on existing/upcoming projects, outages, and important utility/Borough notifications. Please help us with this process! 

This can be done by any of the following methods: 

Call into the Borough at 814-443-2661 to verify your contact information.

 Fill out the online form. 

Fill out postcard arriving in the mail.  Then send it back in to the office.  

Mailing address: PO Box 71, Somerset PA 15501 or Drop off at: 347 West Union Street, Somerset PA 15501.

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Water and Sewer Rates

Water and sewer bills are based on consumption that registers through the water meter. The Water Office uses these readings, which are collected monthly by the Meter Reader, to generate the bills. We bill in one hundred gallons, meaning that for every one hundred gallons used we charge the following: $.75 per hundred gallons for water and $1.08 per hundred Water Billsgallons for sewer. The two are combined on the water bills to equal a rate of $1.83 per hundred gallons.

There is a monthly minimum charged to all customers for the first 2,000 gallons, based on the size of the meter. After 2,000 gallons, customers are charged the rate as mentioned in the above paragraph. This minimum charge is designed to recover a portion of the fixed costs incurred in providing water and sewer services. The costs include the cost of maintaining the water supply, treatment of water and sewer, distribution and service facilities that are needed to provide water and sewer service to your home or business. 

See Rate Schedule Updated 01/16/24

The water bills are generated into two billing cycles, which means we have two due dates. All bills are either due on the 5th or 25th of each month. Each account falls into these cycles based upon their location. There is a penalty of five percent applied to each bill that surpasses the due date.



Open Position on the Municipal Authority Board

MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY (5-YEAR TERMS)

Accepting Letter of Interest for the open position on the Municipal Authority Board. If interested in serving on the board, please submit a letter of interest to Jessica Sizemore at jsizemore@somersetborough.com. Please note that you must be a resident of Somerset Borough to sit on the board.



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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Borough Council Meeting
February 26th 5:00 PM - View Agenda
Council Room of Borough Building


Municipal Authority Meeting
March 18th 5:00 PM 
Council Room of Borough Building  


Borough Council Meeting
March 25th 5:00 PM
Council Room of Borough Building



LEAD SERVICE LINE INVENTORY

LEAD SERVICE LINE INVENTORY

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset (MABS) is taking steps to identify the types of service line materials used by each of its customers. The service line is the pipe that connects your home or building to the water main in the street. Service lines may be made of lead, copper, galvanized metal or plastic.  Learn more.



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Please be patient while driving through our work zones.

SAFETY IS NUMBER ONE!

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Water Line Project UPDATE

Week of March 4th. 

KCI will be working nights/early mornings on Sunday and Monday this week, then return to normal start times on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Sunday @ 11pm into Monday morning: Tie-in high pressure line by Ruby Tuesday PRV and also install 2” meter pit at McDonald’s
  • Monday @ 11pm into Tuesday morning: Tie-in low pressure lines (2) by Ruby Tuesday PRV
  • Tuesday: No planned daytime work after Ruby Tuesday tie-ins are complete
  • Wednesday: Install 2” meter pit at:
    • Sheetz on Rosina Ave.
    • Somerset Co. Assistance Office on Stayrook St.
    • The Patriot on West Church St.
  • Thursday: Remove existing PRV at:
    • Wendy’s on Center Ave.
    • Intersection of Pleasant Ave and Stoystown Rd.

Posted 03/01/24



Water Line Replacement and Improvement Project

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset has undertaken a significant capital improvement project to replace aging water line and associated infrastructure. The Authority received grant and loan funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) in the amounts of $5,404,769.00 and $14,595,231.00 respectively. These funds are specifically allocated for the betterment of the Somerset public drinking water system and for the replacement of lead water service lines.

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 Somerset Borough Construction Update

Somerset Borough is undergoing significant infrastructure upgrades to replace out-dated utilities and reduce maintenance for the future. These projects are ongoing throughout the Borough and will ultimately result in water, sewer, and gas line upgrades in Somerset Borough. In order to maximize the work done to make these necessary improvements, Somerset Borough has overseen a coordinated effort with the aim of reducing the time and cost of construction for the general public. Currently, there are four construction projects underway and two PennDOT Paving Projects.

According to Borough Manager, Michele Enos, “Most of these improvements have been years in the making, stretching funding and working with private partners like Columbia Gas to make updates in a coordinated effort to reduce the overall costs. We know the crews are continually moving from street to street. The process involves installing new main water lines which are then tested and inspected. During the testing period the crews move on to a new area and when the testing is complete and we receive DEP approval, they move back to finish the project area by connecting the customer’s service line. Because of the limited construction season, they continue to move forward as to not waste time or money and to complete the project as quickly as possible. This is why the construction and traffic patterns can change frequently. We appreciate the public’s patience as we continue to complete as much work as possible with the goal of improving the infrastructure in Somerset Borough for the long term.”

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Somerset Borough
Annual Water Quality Report

 PWSID# 4560042

We are pleased to present to you our 2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

 Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak to someone who understands it.)

Posted 03/21/23

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Sign up for your mySomersetBoro account and enjoy account access at your fingertips. All you need is some basic information from your water/sewer bill and a valid email address to get started.

With your mySomersetBoro account you can view your bills Online, view your usage and payment history and make Online payments from your checking account or by credit card. Don't want a paper bill, go completely paperless and sign up for ebills.

 Types of payments accepted

  • Bank Account (ACH)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover 
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Fees
  • The Borough of Somerset does not charge a fee for Bank Account (ACH) payments. 
  • A third-party fee will apply to all electronic credit card payments.
    • Effective October 1, 2016 Fee for credit cards is 2.65% or $3.00 minimum charge. 

Click the link to sign up for your account today!  https://somerset.authoritypay.com/



SOMERSET BOROUGH
Job Opportunities

No positions available at this time.


 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Email: Employment@ somersetborough.com 

 Mail applications to:
Somerset Borough
PO Box 71
Somerset, PA 15501

 Drop off at :
Somerset Borough
347 West Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501

STORMWATER INCIDENT REPORT

The Public Works Department takes great pride and hours of hard work to maintain the miles of streets, sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, and various Borough owned properties, for the highest level of safety for the residents and visitors of Somerset Borough.

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Stormwater Incident Report


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