Water Use Overview

Be aware of how much water you use!† The following table indicates how much water the average person uses each day.


Toilet 19 Gallons per person per day
Bathing & Hygiene 15 Gallons per person per day
Laundry 8 Gallons per person per day
Kitchen 7 Gallons per person per day
Housekeeping 1 Gallon per person per day
Total 50 Gallons per person per day


A dripping faucet is more than annoying, it is expensive.† Even small leaks can waste significant amounts of water.† Hot water leaks are a waste of both water and of the energy used to heat the water.

Leaks inside the toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day.† Toilet leaks can be detected by adding a few drops of food coloring to the water in the toilet tank.†If colored water appears in the bowl, the toilet is leaking.

If you have a leaking faucet or toilet, stop pouring money down the drain and repair it. There are inexpensive and easy repair kits sold at home improvement stores


For more information on how you can save water, visit EPA's Using Water Efficiently: Ideas for Residences.



Water Rates

Water Rate schedules are available at the Mifflintown Municipal Authorityís office during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

New Customer Turn on Charges
Water Rates & Minimum Charges
Bulk Water Rates

Miscellaneous Charges & Rates

New Customer Water Turn on Charge


  • A new customer shall be charged a fee of $40.00 for turning
    on water service.
  • The water turn on charge of $40.00 shall be payable at the
    time of application for water service. See Rates and Fee schedule 7.2

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Water Rates & Minimum Charges

  • The Authority shall post conspicuously at its office current fees, water rates and minimum charges.

  • Any rate change and all present rate and charges shall correspond to the appropriate schedule herein.

  • As of January 1, 2012, the Authority's present rates are pursant to WATER RATE STUDY was adopted November 28, 2011.  The Authority Board has implement the rates in accordance with Appendix F.
  • Quarterly Billed Customers: Customers using under 169 gallons per day shall be billed quarterly at the present rate of $69.26 for One Unit of Capacity for usage up to 5,000 gallons and $6.97 per each additional 1,000 gallons. See Rates and Fee schedule 8.4.

  • Monthly Billed Customers: Customers using over 169 gallons per day shall be billed monthly at the present rate of $23.09 for One Unit of Capacity for usage up to 1,667 gallons, $6.97 per each additional 1,000 gallons. See Rates and Fee schedule 8.5.

  • Customers using over 169 gallons per day are subject to the
    following regulations:
    • All customers using over the value established by the current rate study as (One Unit of Capacity) will have the value assessed annually.
    • This value will be averaged from the prior annual usage.
    • The value will be averaged over a minimum of 6 months and
      not more than 12 months. See Rates and Fee schedule 8.6.

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Bulk Water

  • Application for bulk water sales must be applied for at the Authority office.

  • Permits are set on an annual basis with a present fee of $75.00 and non-profit organizations (that are existing billing customers of the Mifflintown Municipal Authority) fee will be $10.00.

  • Bulk Water Rates: A charge of $9.00 per 1,000 gallons.

  • Bulk water haulers will report on the first of the month with their usage for the previous month to the water office via fax at 717- 436 - 5371 or email.

  • Water haulers must distinguish gallons hauled per month when notifying the water office of usage for billing purposes.

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Miscellaneous Charges & Rates



  • Inspection of Service Lines - No Charge
  • Final Bill Charge - No Charge
  • Turn Water On or Off at Customer's Request - $40.00
  • Restoring of Water after Non-Payment of Bills or Services, Or Violations of Regulations, or Terms of Application - $75.00
  • Installation of new service:
    • During Normal Working Hours - Monday /Friday .8:00 am 3:30 pm - $40.00
    • After Normal Working Hours (2 Hour Minimum Charge) - $110.00
  • Checks Not Honored by Bank for Insufficient Funds - Amount of Check plus $50.00 Service Charge and any all other costs permitted by law.
  • Research of Account Billing (See Regulation 13)
    • Requested by a Customer of the Mifflintown Municipal Authority to research more than 4 quarters billing - $25.00 Charge
    • Liens - Prevailing Prothonotary Charge plus Attorney Fees plus Postage (See Regulation 14)
  • Sheriff Sale
    • Listing of Home - $250.00
    • Sale of Home - $100.00 (See Regulation 15)
  • Removing, testing, resetting, and resealing meters where sealing wire has been tampered with or broken, or the meter has been removed from the service line - $120.00
  • Testing meter at customerís request. (See Regulation 19)
    • 5/8", 3/4", and 1" Meters - $125.00 each
    • 1?" and 2" Meters - $175.00
    • Larger than 2" Meters - Prices on Request
  • Testing of private meters brought to the shop - Prices on Request
  • Special Meter Reading Requested by Customer - Prices on Request
  • Frozen Meter - Price of New Meter or parts (Charges will be accessed also on services for a call out after hrs of $110.00 or $40.00 during normal working hours.
  • Meter Repairs - Actual Cost of parts plus $40.00 service cost.

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