Upper Hanover Authority is a Municipal Authority organized on September
13, 1971 by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Hanover Township under
the enabling state legislation (Municipality Authorities Act of
1945). The Authority is an "Operating Authority", the purpose of
which is to finance, maintain and administer needed water and sewer
facilities in Upper Hanover Township and Pennsburg Borough. The
construction of the facilities was financed
by loans, grants, front foot assessments, and capital contributions
from developers. The Authority's current operations and debt
service requirements are being provided for by water usage and sewer
rental charges to the users of the collection system.
- TUHA has approximately 2831 customers for water
and 1479 customers for sewer.
The Authority’s water system consists of four
wells with booster pumps and five storage tanks. The Authority has a storage capacity of 1.4
million gallons and a daily use rate of 1.1 gpd. The Authority’s system has approximately 377
fire hydrants and 33 miles of distribution line. Water is treated with a sodium hypochlorite
solution. The Authority also purchases
water from The Red Hill Water Company.
- The Authority has two wastewater treatment
facilities and three lift stations.
There are approximately 40 miles of PVC collection lines. There is also 3.0 miles of forced main with
approximately 50 grinder pumps. The
Authority maintains the grinder pumps on the system. The Perkiomen treatment plant is used for
pretreatment of industrial waste located on the industrial park. The Authority has recently completed an
upgrade to this plant to give it a design rating of 450,000 gpd. The plant is currently operating at an
average of 110,000 gpd.
- The Macoby facility is a sequential batch
reactor and effluent treatment is done with ultra-violet lighting. The Macoby Creek wastewater treatment plant
is a sequential batch plant. It has a
design rating of 98,000 gpd and has a daily treatment rate of near 45,000
gpd. The Authority treats wastewater
with liquid alum, and with ultra-violet light.
Effluent from the plant is discharged into a branch of the Perkiomen