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.
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.
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.
|David E. Feidt||Chairman|
|Charles L. Duncan III||1st Vice Chairman|
|Brian G. Link||2nd Vice Chairman|
|Matthew A. Weir||Secretary|
|Michael T. Postick||Treasurer|
|Ronald C. Furlan||Asst. Secretary|
|Carter E. Wyckoff||Asst. Treasurer|
Board of Directors meeting information
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 27, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, February 24, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, March 23, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm - CANCELED
Monday, April 27, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, June 15, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, July 27, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, August 24, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, September 28, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, October 26, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, November 23, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
Monday, December 21, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm
|Wayne Schutz||Executive Director||Ext. email@example.com|
|Bill Rehkop||Facilities Director||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Bloom||HR & Benefits Administrator||Ext. email@example.com|
|Pearl Comarnitsky||Finance Director||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Snyder||Operations Supervisor||Ext. email@example.com|
|Ken Snyder||Maintenance Supervisor||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Stotler||Collection Systems Supervisor||Ext. email@example.com|
|Kim Doerr||Laboratory Supervisor||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Callahan||Stormwater Program Manager||Ext. email@example.com|
|Michael Shambaugh||Network Systems Manager||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doug Soliday||Administrative Projects Manager||Ext. email@example.com|
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 Supervisor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (717) 566-3237 Ext. 309.
We also have the Wastewater Treatment processes in detail.
DTMA Administration Building
Offices are closed on the following observed holidays:
|New Year's Day||Monday, January 1, 2019|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 19, 2019|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27, 2019|
|Independence Day||Wednesday, July 4, 2019|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2, 2019|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 28, 2019|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, November 29, 2019|
|Christmas Eve||Tuesday, December 24, 2019|
|Christmas||Wednesday, December 25, 2019|
2019 Hauler Holiday Schedule
Please note that the following schedule will be in effect for the DTMA septage receiving station for holidays.
|New Year's Day||January 1st (Tuesday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Good Friday||April 19th (Friday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Memorial Day||May 27th (Monday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Independence Day||July 4th (Thursday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Labor Day||September 2nd (Monday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 28th (Thursday)||CLOSED|
|Day after Thanksgiving||November 29th (Friday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Christmas Eve||December 24th (Tuesday)||7:30 AM until 12 noon|
|Christmas||December 25th (Wednesday)||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.
670 Clearwater Road
Hershey, PA 17033-2453
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: (717) 566-3237 Ext. 303
Fax: (717) 566-7934
(717) 566-3237 (M-F; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
(717) 566-8268 (after hours and weekends)
670 Clearwater Road
Hershey, PA 17033-2453
We are open Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
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.
Yes. This feature is available by clicking on the Pay Bill tab at the top of the page.
We bill sewer customer monthly.
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.
Call Customer Service at (717) 566-3237 Option 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.