DERRY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
The Board of the Derry Township Municipal Authority approved at its December 20, 2021 meeting the following meeting dates for 2022: January 24 (reorganizational meeting); February 28; March 28; April 25; May 23; June 27; July 25; August 22; September 26; October 24; November 21; and December 19. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Until further notice, the meetings will be held in person or virtually using the “GoToMeeting” software.
A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here on the Friday before the Monday meeting date.
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As we continue to perform our essential critical infrastructure function of treating millions of gallons of sewage daily, there are reports of unanticipated issues resulting from the shelter in place orders and perceived shortage of toilet paper.
Customers may be inclined to use a variety of substitute materials such as paper towels, baby wipes, or “flushable” wipes. Despite misleading labeling, flushable wipes should never be flushed and absolutely none of the imaginative variety of alternative materials should be flushed down the toilet.
While flushable wipes and any paper products other than toilet paper are problematic for DTMA, our real concern is for our customers and homeowners. Flushing anything other than toilet paper has the real potential to cause a blockage in your sewer lateral. When a lateral blockage does occur, the best case for a homeowner is a several hundred dollar plumber’s bill to unblock your lateral, while the worst case for a homeowner is several thousand dollars of damage and irreplaceable losses from a flooded basement caused by the back-up from a blocked lateral.
Please remember the 3 “P’s when you flush the toilet. Only pee, poop, and [toilet] paper should be flushed down the toilet. It’s not worth the chance of a blocked lateral. Please dispose of all “substitute” materials including anything labeled as “flushable wipes” in the trash!
Stay calm, stay home, and stay safe!
Derry Township Municipal Authority
DTMA is a public authority located in Hershey, PA that provides wastewater treatment services to approximately 20,000 residents. We are committed to providing reliable service with quality customer service at a reasonable cost.
Providing a cost effective public service to protect and enhance the water environment and quality of life for our local and regional community.
RELIABLY | RESPONSIVELY | PROFESSIONALLY
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