Thursday, May 28, 2015

Columbia sells Wastewater Treatment System to LASA

On May 27, 2015, the Columbia Borough and Municipal Authority sold the sewer collection system in the Borough to Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA). LASA is now responsible for operations and maintenance of the sewer collection system.

LASA is a regional sewer authority that provides sewer service to 33,000 customers in the townships of East Hempfield, West Hempfield, Lancaster, Manor, and Manheim and the boroughs of East Petersburg and Mountville. For more information about LASA, visit their website at www.lasa.org.

Sewer Problems or Emergencies

To report a problem or emergency with your sewer service, contact LASA at the following numbers:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Call 717-299-4843, select Option 3

Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays – Call 717-396-9619 (24 hour Call Center)

Billing

You will receive one final sewer bill in mid-June from Columbia for sewer service through the end of May. After that, you will receive your sewer bills from LASA. LASA's billing process differs from Columbia's, so a transition time is required.

Residential and Public customers  – For residential and public customers (municipal / church / firehouse / post office), LASA charges a fixed (of flat) amount per quarter for each dwelling unit, regardless of water usage. Each quarterly bill is mailed at the beginning of the quarter in January, April, July, and October. During the transition time, LASA will bill on the following schedule:

Bill Date                            Period Covered

August 1, 2015                June and July

September 1, 2015         August and September

November 1, 2015          October, November,  and December

January 1, 2016               January, February, and March

Quarterly thereafter for each upcoming quarter

 
Commercial/Industrial Customers – For commercial and industrial customers, LASA bills quarterly based on water consumption. Each quarterly bill is mailed at the end of the quarter in January, April, July, and October. During the transition time, LASA will bill on the following schedule:

 
Bill Date                            Period Covered

October 1, 2015              June, July, August, and September

January 1, 2016               October, November, and December

Quarterly thereafter for each prior quarter

 
LASA will be communicating directly to you before their first billing in August to provide additional details about the billing transition. For more details about LASA and their purchase of the Columbia sewer collection system, visit their website atwww.lasa.org.

3 comments:

  1. Does anyone know what the flat fee is for residential customers?

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    1. It's about $87 per quarter. Somewhere close to that.

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    2. LASA's residential rates are posted at the Website:

      http://lasa.org/customer-service/rates-and-fees/residential

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