According to a news release from the Ambridge Municipal Authority, Ambridge residents have received several quarterly rate increases over the last 13 years.
The current 4.24 percent increase will appear in the July bill for the second quarter of 2014.
"Customers that are serviced by the Ambridge Authority have been very understanding from the beginning, starting in 2001 when the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) imposed requirements under a consent order agreement," the news release states.
Some of the requirements that have been completed include:
1. Cleaning and internal inspection of all sanitary sewers in the authority’s sewerage system.
2. Completion of hydraulic capacity analysis.
3. Manhole repairs and sanitary sewer line repairs.
4. Smoke and dye testing of all roof leaders, driveway drains and any other sources of extraneous surface water or groundwater that could enter the sewerage system.
5. Upgraded Bank Street Pump Station
6. Phase I Treatment Plant Upgrade
7. Phase II Treatment Plant Upgrade
The above is not a complete list and further information can be viewed in the quarterly progress reports prepared by the authority’s consulting engineer, which are available at the authority office.
The authority has one remaining project to undertake before the agreement with DEP is finalized.
"This has been a long hard road for the authority and our customers, but we are coming close to the end and appreciate the patience and support shown to our employees and officials during the investigative and construction periods," the news release said.
Information provided by the municipal authority, which manages the sanitary sewer system in the borough.