This year the Upper Southampton Municipal Authority undertook a huge effort to have every water meter in town upgraded.
To date, more than
among other things, for the transmission of a reading to a Water and Sewer Authority Vehicle as it passes by your home and negates the need for an authority employee to gain access to your property to obtain a meter reading.
The upgrade project is near completion, but there are still approximately 250 houses and businesses throughout the township that have yet to have their meter replaced.
It's not clear why residents are holding out.
Municipal Authority Manager Herb Schoell said his office has sent five letters reminding residents of the need to replace their meter.
Schoell said if he doesn’t hear from those residents soon, more drastic measures may need to be taken.
“We really don’t want to interrupt anyone’s service,” said Schoell. “But we really need these people to get in touch with us to make an appointment before November 1.”
Schoell said workers have been going out to the homes of the residents still in need of a meter replacement, knocking on doors and leaving a bright red reminder letter behind.
“We are very flexible and more than willing to work with people – whether it be early in the morning or late in the day, or even on Saturday – as to when they have the time. Residents just need to get in touch with us,” he said.
“The last thing we want to do is to shut off anyone’s service,” he added.
If you have yet to have your meter upgraded, call the Upper Southampton Municipal Authority office , at (215) 364-1390 to schedule an appointment.
To avoid an interruption in your water service, be sure to call to make your appointment for replacement before the Nov. 1 deadline.