Chambersburg is unique among Pennsylvania municipalities. The community has a regional water system; not through an Authority but through the Borough itself.
The Chambersburg Water Department provides high quality drinking water, fire protection flow, and public sewer service for Borough customers, including the Bear Valley Authority, through cost effective operation and maintenance of our infrastructure while meeting the ever-changing challenges of continual growth and environmental protection.
Department Head: Lance Anderson, PE
History of the Water Department: Click to read History
Service Rates Within the Borough: Current Rates
Service Rates Outside the Borough: PUC Tariff
The Borough of Chambersburg has certified to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission that this is an accurate electronic representation of the tariffs which are officially filed with and maintained by the Commission. Users of electronic tariffs should note, however, that such tariffs are not the official documents, and users assume responsibility for reliance upon tariffs in electronic format.
How should I thaw frozen pipes?
Use fabric soaked in hot water to thaw the pipes. An open flame on frozen pipes could lead to a steam explosion or a fire hazard.
What can I do to lower my water bill?
Defective toilets can cause the greatest amount of water loss. The two most common causes of leakage are a defective supply valve or improper seating of the rubber tank ball. Leakage can be detected by placing food coloring in the toilet tank at night. If, in the morning, food coloring is visible in the bowl, you have a leak. Repairs can be done by a licensed plumber.
Who is responsible for maintaining the service line between
the water main and the curb stop?
This is the Borough's responsibility; however all piping from the water main to the property served, including the curb stop and the meter setting, shall be installed for the owner at his expense by a master plumber licensed by the Borough of Chambersburg. The section of the service line from the curb stop to the property served shall remain the property of the owner and shall be maintained by the owner.
Who do I call for a problem with water service?
Problems with water service can be reported 24 hours a day at 717-263-4111.
Chambersburg Water Facts:
- Filter plant permitted to treat 6 million gallons of water per day. Average production about 4 million per day, approximately 1.5 billion gallons per year.
- Average precipitation in our watershed is approximately 44 inches per year, about 14 billion gallons per year. Of that 14 billion, approximately 8.5 billion gallons are returned to the atmosphere through evapo-transpiration. Approximately 2.9 billion gallons discharged to creek through runoff. Approximately 2.6 billion gallons infiltrates into water table.