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Sewer Department

Sewer Engineer:
Dan Jageman

Sewage Enforcement Officer: 
Robert Ream

The sewer permit fee is $1,800 per EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Unit), representing sewage flow of 350 gallons per day.  Each dwelling unit requires a sewer permit regardless of sewage flow. For development other than residential, the sewer permit fee is based on the projected daily water usage divided by 350 x $1,800.


Permits for on-lot sewage systems are required before building permits are issued for areas not served by the public sewers in White Township. Developers/property owners may call the White Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) to discuss specific needs. In general, those who plan to build new homes must follow these steps to obtain sewage and building permits:

  1. The SEO will visit the proposed building site for a preliminary evaluation of suitability relative to soil mapping, slope and isolation distances.
  2. If the preliminary evaluation finds no problems, the builder will complete an application for Sewage Permit. The SEO and builder will arrange a time for the SEO to conduct the soils testing. At least three business days prior to the appointment date, the builder/property owner must call PA ONE CALL at 811 to notify utilities to mark any underground lines in the proposed dig area. This is required even when the area has no known underground utilities. An experienced backhoe operator should dig the test pits.
  3. If the test pits are suitable, the SEO will schedule and conduct the percolation test as soon as possible, weather permitting.
  4. The results of the percolation test, soils evaluation, proposed sewage flow and other site conditions will determine the type and size of the septic system needed. The SEO will provide the design parameters for the system and the developer must contact a person that is competent in septic system design to provide one.
  5. The township will issue a permit for a satisfactory design when no subdivision is needed. If a subdivision is required, the appropriate Sewage Planning Module will first need to be approved by the White Township Planning Commission, White Township Supervisors and DEP.