A Debt Service fee was originally applied to the quarterly bill in the year 2000 to guarantee sufficient funds (long-term) would be available for the repayment of the Indian/Pickerel Construction Bonds.
As is typical in most sewer districts, the original 1996 assessment to each property was set at an amount that anticipated future growth (new construction) to pay for a portion of the system.
Each year, the Authority Board reviews the number of new connections and makes recommendation on the Debt Service fee to the Townships. From 2000 to 2006 the average number of new connections was 7-10 per year allowing us to lower the debt service fee in 2007; however since then, new connections have dropped to zero in 2010 and in 2011 resulting in the need to increase the fee.
The current fee is $20 per month per residential unit as of January 2014.