A customer bill includes charges for water and sewage and is issued by the Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority (MPBMA) who handles bill processing for both utilities. Customers are billed quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. for services rendered in the preceding quarter.
Payment must be made within 30 days. A 10 % penalty will be added if payment is not received in the Authority off before 4:00 PM on the due date.
AVMA rates are calculated by a formula based on the amount of water metered and used.
COST FOR SEWER SERVICE
Current rates (does not include the water portion of your bill, which is calculated using a different formula):
$36.00 – first 1,000 gallons of water consumption (minimum bill)
$9.80/1,000 gallons – each additional 1,000 gallons of water or fraction thereof, above the minimum
TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT: Mt. Penn B.M.A. now offers the convenience of accepting MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa credit cards for water/sewer bills. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 610-779-4900.
TO PAY YOUR BILL IN PERSON:
Address: John Becker Municipal Building | 200 N. 25th Street, Reading, PA 19606
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
After office hours, you can drop off your payment in the drop off box located to the left of the front door at the Mt. Penn Borough building.
TO PAY YOUR BILL BY MAIL:
Mailing Address: P. O. BOX 4249, Reading, PA 19606
Please make checks payable to Mt Penn BMA.
A 10% penalty will be added (to both water and sewer) if payment is not received in the MPBMA office before 4:00 PM on the due date.
If payment is not received within 60 days from the date of the original bill, water service will be disconnected. If service is disconnected, a $50.00 turn-on fee will be charged to resume service. Service will not be resumed until 24 hours after payment is received
New customers must sign an Application for Service (link to document here) to begin receiving sewer services through AVMA. The application can be picked-up at the AVMA office, mailed or faxed to the new customer, or new customers can click here to print a copy of the application* and either mail or fax it back to the AVMA offices.
If a customer is moving, he/she must call the MPBMA at 610-779-4900 to ask for a final water meter reading prior to moving. Both water and sewer final payments will be calculated on the basis of this information.
NOTE: The property owner will incur a $25.00 fee if a final meter reading is not scheduled prior to the settlement date.
For all sewer inquires, contact the AVMA office:
502 Butter Lane, Reading PA 19606 | 610-779-0150 (Monday -Friday, 7:30am – 3:30 pm) | firstname.lastname@example.org
For all water inquires, billing and payment for water and sewer, contact the Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority:
200 25th Street, Reading, PA 19606 | 610.779.4900 (Monday -Friday, 8am – 4:00 pm)