Privet/Jarrett Sewers

Update: 3/16/20

Work Completed between to 3/5/2020 and 3/13/2020

  • Contractor installed the entirety of low pressure force main and all lateral connections via directional drilling
  • The cleanouts were installed on the force main
  • The contractor removed designated trees and planted new trees
  • Began testing of sewer

Work Projected for the week of 3/16/2020

  • Continue ongoing testing of installed facilities
  • Site cleanup and restoration will continue

Past Updates:

2/18/20 - Letter issued to impacted residents - Construction to begin and lateral locations marked 

2/3/20 - HWSA will be holding a preconstruction meeting on February 4, 2020 at 2PM.  A construction schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

12/2/19 - Bids were received on November 20, 2019.  A total of five competitive bids were received.  The Authority engineer is recommending award to Eagle Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $73,969.12.  Consideration of award will occur at the Authority’s December 9, 2019 meeting which will be held at the Authority’s administrative office at 617 Horsham Road at 6 PM.

10/31/19 - Public Notice Announcement 

10/24/19 - Advertisment for Bids for the Jarrett/Privet Sewer Project will be advertised on Tuesday October 29, 2019.

10/21/19 - On October 28, 2019, Horsham Township Council will be holding a public hearing for the grant of an easement to the Authority for the purpose of extending a low pressure sewer as part of the Privet/Jarrett sewer extension.  The meeting will be held at the Horsham Township building at 1025 Horsham Road at 7:00 PM.

10/11/19 - There has been a change in schedule for the anticipated consideration of award for the Privet/Jarrett Road sewer project.  Bids are now expected to be considered for award at the Authority’s December 9, 2019 Board meeting.  The meeting will be held at 6 PM at the Authority’s administrative office at 617 Horsham Road.

10/7/19 - On August 26, 2019, the Board authorized advertising for bids for the project.  It is expected that bids will be advertised within the next two weeks with a tentative consideration of award at the Authority’s November 18, 2019 meeting.

7/19/19 - PA DEP requested additional information as part of their Act 537 Sewage Planning review of the project, which is being prepared.  We anticipate submitting the requested information to PA DEP early next week

6/28/19 - The Sewage Planning Module was submitted to DEP on June 18, 2019 for their review and approval. HWSA anticipates the Planning Approval process will take approximately 60 days.

Project Details:

In September 2018 the Authority received an inquiry about obtaining public sewer service in the area of Jarrett and Privet Roads.  The Authority conducted a written survey of 12 properties in order to gauge public support for an extension of the Authority’s existing sanitary sewer system.  The results of the survey are depicted below.

Based on the survey results and resident input at the Authority’s October 15, 2018 Board Meeting it was determined to proceed with planning and design of Concept 2 as depicted below in red, but on a reduced scope that will serve six of the twelve properties where a majority of the results in a concentrated area were favorable towards the project.

The reduced project scope involves the installation of a low pressure sewer line tying into an existing sewer near Victoria Lane and extending along Jarrett Road to Privet Road and along Privet Road terminating in the area of 506 Privet Road.

The Authority engineer is currently preparing design plans and specifications for the project, as well as preparing permit applications that are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Plans and specifications are anticipated to be complete and ready for bidding this spring. The bidding process will take some time to complete and permit review and approval times can be difficult to predict, but we hope to begin construction this summer. Once work begins, we anticipate construction of the sewer to take approximately 60 days.

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Status Update (chronological): 

Update with Map now available!