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How to Identify DTMA Employees

Please be alert when someone comes to your door asking for entry to your property. From time to time, individuals may pose as a utility worker to gain access.

Customers should verify the identification of all utility employees coming to their homes. DTMA employees drive distinctively marked vehicles with municipal license plates, wear uniforms and always carry a DTMA photo identification card.

Call (717) 566-3237 Ext. 303 when reporting suspicious activities involving DTMA employees or impersonators. Anyone fearing for their safety should call 911.

History

The Derry Township Municipal Authority was formed under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act in 1971. The Authority purchased approximately 29 miles of collection facilities within the Township of Derry from the Hershey Sewerage Company in 1973. Installation of additional sewers during the 1973 project and ongoing Authority extensions and developer installed sewers has increase the collection system to the current size.

Today the Authority owns and operates two wastewater treatment facilities, fourteen wastewater pump stations, four meter stations, and more than 141 miles of sanitary sewers.  

The Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility with a capacity of 5.02 million gallons per day was placed into operation in 1977 and was expanded and upgraded in a project completed in 2005. The facility is located off Hersheypark Drive adjacent to the Swatara Creek. The Southwest Wastewater Treatment Facility with a capacity of 0.6 million gallons per day was brought on line in 1993. This facility is located off Swatara Creek Road in Londonderry Township.

The Derry Township Municipal Authority’s service area presently serves six municipalities and an approximate population of 20,000. The municipalities include the Township of Derry, and portions of Hummelstown Borough and the Townships of South Hanover, Lower Swatara, Londonderry, and Conewago.

Board of Directors

DTMA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven members. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Derry and serve five- year terms.  Authority meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Building at 670 Clearwater Road.

 

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Board MemberPosition
Justin C. EngleChairman
Michael T. Postick1st Vice Chairman
Ronald C. Furlan2nd Vice Chairman
David E. FeidtSecretary
Matthew A. WeirTreasurer
Brian G. LinkAsst. Secretary and Asst. Treasurer
Michael P. CoradoMember

Board of Directors meeting information

Public Board Meeting Schedule

The Derry Township Municipal Authority will hold its regular monthly board meetings in the Administration Building at 670 Clearwater Road according to the ensuing schedule:

Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday, February 26, 2018 - Cancelled

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday, July 23, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Monday, August 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Monday, November 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Management Staff

StaffPositionExtensionEmail
Wayne SchutzExecutive DirectorExt. 312wschutz@dtma.com
Tom MealyDeputy DirectorExt. 302tmealy@dtma.com
Kim BloomHR & Benefits AdministratorExt. 301kbloom@dtma.com
Bill RehkopFacilities DirectorExt. 318wrehkop@dtma.com
Mike SnyderOperations/Maintenance SupervisorExt. 309msnyder@dtma.com
Mike StotlerCollection System SupervisorExt. 311mstotler@dtma.com
Mike CallahanStormwater Program Coordinator Ext. 319mcallahan@dtma.com
Jim Deeter IT Coordinator Ext. 306jdeeter@dtma.com
Kim DoerrLaboratory Supervisor Ext. 328kdoerr@dtma.com

Plant Tours

Welcome to the Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Facility. Wastewater is collected from the Township of Derry as well as portions of Hummelstown Borough and the Townships of South Hanover, Lower Swatara, Londonderry, and Conewago.

Tours can accommodate 15 visitors and last approximately 60 – 90 minutes. You can schedule a tour by contacting the Operations & Maintenance Supervisor by email at msnyder@dtma.com or by phone at (717) 566-3237 Ext. 309.

We also have the Wastewater Treatment processes in detail.

 

Observed Holidays

DTMA Administration Building

Offices are closed on the following observed holidays:

HolidayObserved
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018
Memorial DayMonday, May 28, 2018
Independence DayWednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor DayMonday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22, 2018
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 23, 2018
Christmas EveMonday, December 24, 2018
ChristmasTuesday, December 25, 2018

2018 Hauler Holiday Schedule

Please note that the following schedule will be in effect for the DTMA septage receiving station for holidays in 2018.

HolidayDateHours
New Year's DayJanuary 1st (Monday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Good FridayMarch 30th (Friday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Memorial DayMay 28th (Monday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Independence DayJuly 4th (Wednesday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Labor DaySeptember 3rd (Monday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Thanksgiving DayNovember 22nd (Thursday)CLOSED
Day after ThanksgivingNovember 23rd (Friday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
Christmas EveDecember 24th (Monday)7:30 AM until 12 noon
ChristmasDecember 25th (Tuesday)CLOSED

The administrative office will be closed on these days but an Operator will be on duty to answer any questions you may have. You can reach the Operator by calling 717-576-8268 or in case of an emergency 717- 566-7928.

Location
Administration Building
670 Clearwater Road 
Hershey, PA 17033-2453

Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contact Us
Phone: (717) 566-3237 Ext. 303
Fax: (717) 566-7934
Email: contactus@dtma.com

Emergency Contact
(717) 566-3237

 

Billing FAQ
Where is your Business Office?

670 Clearwater Road 
Hershey, PA 17033-2453

We are open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm.

Do you have a drop box?
Yes. A drop box is available at 670 Clearwater Road, Hershey to receive payments Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday deposit can be made from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The box is located to the right of the main entrance door.
What are DTMA's Sewer Rates?
Information regarding DTMA rates and fees can be found in the Rate Schedule.
What are my payment options?

You may pay by credit card, personal check, money order or cash.

  • The credit card payments may be made via telephone or walk-in.
  • Personal checks are accepted through the mail, walk-in, or drop box.
  • Cash is accepted via walk-in.

To view payment options in greater detail go to Paying Your Bill.

Can I pay my bill online?

Yes.  This feature is available by clicking on the Pay Bill tab at the top of the page.

How often do I pay my bill?

We bill sewer customer monthly.

What is the penalty charge for a late payment?

A five percent penalty will be assessed against the current unpaid charge on the sewer bill that is not paid within 20 days from the billing date.

How do I report a billing problem?

Call Customer Service at (717) 566-3237 Option 1

Sewer FAQ
Who do I call when there is a sewage backup on my property?

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their sewer laterals and building sewers. If you experience a backup, please call DTMA. During normal business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) contact (717) 566-3237 Ext. 303.  For after hours and weekends call (717) 566-7928.

DTMA will need to assess the situation and will advise you accordingly.

What Causes a sanitary sewer backup?

Most sewer backups occur because the line is plugged with grease or roots or a combination of grease and roots.  Backups are also caused by a sag (or belly) in the line or a sewer lateral that has collapsed.  Never place anything in the system other than bathroom tissue.  Products like baby wipes and rags and other products labeled “flushable” frequently cause backups because they do not disperse like bathroom tissue.

What kinds of problems do fats, oils and grease (FOG) cause?

When fats, oils, and grease are introduced into the sewer, they are usually warm and free flowing.  However, shortly thereafter, they cool and harden and adhere to the pipe wall.  A FOG buildup will eventually cause a backup.

What is that strange pipe in my yard that looks like a mushroom?

That pipe is called a sewer cleanout.  The cleanout and its removable cap perform an important function by allowing an access point to your sewer line for cleaning and maintenance.

Make sure the sewer cleanout cap is in good shape and is on tight.  Missing or broken caps allow yard waste, litter and rain water to enter the sewer lines which can cause backups.

Can I connect a sump pump or roof drains to my sewer line?

No.  Connecting a sump pump or roof drains to your sewer line is prohibited because they direct excess water into the sanitary sewer line.  The extra water takes up capacity in the sewer lines and at the treatment facility and can cause sewer overflows.