Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg, PA

The Borough of Shippensburg is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania, right on the line between Franklin and Cumberland counties.

Shippensburg is a rural community located a short driving distance from many metropolitan areas including Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Our quality of life was recognized when Shippensburg was ranked 27th in the second edition of Norman Crampton’€™s book The 100 Best Small Towns in America





October 14, 2016


The Shippensburg Borough Authority is currently performing flushing of water lines in certain areas for routine maintenance throughout the water service area.  Water line flushing will continue over the next week.  Flushing of the hydrants expels any deposits that may build up in the water lines. In some instances, customers may notice a slight discoloration of their water, which is normal during flushing operations and presents no danger to users.  If you notice discoloration, simply open your water faucet for several seconds until it is clear.


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On September 6th, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) added Cumberland County to its list of Pennsylvania Counties in a Drought Watch declaration.

As a result of this declaration, the Shippensburg Borough Authority is required to review its Drought Contingency Plan. The SBA is asking the public to voluntarily conserve water and reduce their consumption by 5 – 10% of normal usage. Actions to assist in this effort include:


  • Run dishwashers and washers only with full loads.
  • Take showers instead of baths.
  • Install water saving devices on all showers and toilets where possible.
  • Repair any leaks which may occur as soon as possible.
  • Limit all unnecessary outside uses of water such as watering of lawns and gardens, washing of cars/sidewalks and porches, filling of swimming pools and other uses.
  • Place a bucket under the shower to catch water that is wasted while waiting for the shower to warm up. (PADEP website Drop by Drop: Use Water Wisely During a Drought)
  • If you have a dehumidifier, use the water it collects to water flower and gardens. (PADEP website Drop by Drop: Use Water Wisely During a Drought )
  • Turn off ice makers for refrigerators and use trays. (PADEP website Drop by Drop: Use Water Wisely During a Drought)


The SBA continues to monitor its source water supplies in accordance with the PADEP’s Drought Watch requirements.


More information on drought conditions may be found at:



2007 International Trash Truck

The Borough of Shippensburg, Cumberland and Franklin Counties, PA, will be accepting sealed bids until 3:00PM, Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Borough Office located at 111 North Fayette St, Shippensburg, PA, 17257, at which time the bids will be opened for the following item:

2007 International Trash Truck (VIN 1HTWGAZT18J647122), 7400 SBA 6×4, Labrie Expert 2000 with Side Loader, Maxxforce Diesel 9 300 HP/2200 GOV 50ST, 56,000 GVWR, Allison Transmission 3500 RDS5-SP w/PTO Less Retarder, Gear Ratio 557 w/Top Speed 64 MPH, 59102 miles, 8750 engine hours, White in Color

Bid packet must be sealed and clearly marked “Bid-2007 International Trash Truck.”

Truck will be “sold as is” with no warranty.  Successful bidder will be required to make full payment, either with money order or cashier’s check, and take truck within 15 days of the awarded bid. For information and to schedule a viewing of the truck, contact Kevin Plasterer at 717-729-0304.  The Shippensburg Borough Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.


John M. Epley





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    • Park and Rec Information

      Forms for registration will be found at Borough Departments/Park and Rec/ Programs or by clicking Here



      Water and Sewer Line Insurance —-


      Here are some companies that offer the water/sewer line insurance. 


       HomeServe USA,  Bill Eller telephone number 917-584-6586.

       Email address    


       American Water Resources — telephone 618-433-4000  

       National Water Company – 1-800-790-3201    

       Service Line Warrenties  

      Phone 866-922-9006.  

      Website is


      Fire Safety — Fire Hydrant Clearances

      Fire hydrant clearance requirements are for your protection and the protection of your neighbors and community and should be complied with voluntarily. The hydrants are placed so that our firefighters can connect to them and suppress a fire more expeditiously and would be for naught if these firefighters trip over foot hazards (rocks, low growing vegetation, plant guide wires, etc.) or impale themselves on metal stakes, tree stakes or address markers placed on or around the hydrants.

      International Fire codes, Uniform Fire codes, and National Fire Protection Agency all have code requirements to insure safety of public and firefighters. International Fire code states: “Obstructions. Posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage, and other materials or objects shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants, fire department inlet connections or fire control valves in a manner that would prevent such equipment or fire hydrants from being immediately discemable. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants.” Also: “Clear space around hydrants. A 3-foot… clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.”

      If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please comply with the requirements of the codes: clear the area around it and make it visible from the street for the benefit of yourself, your neighbors, your community, and your firefighters. Inspections and maintenance of the hydrants by the Shippensburg Borough Water Authority are made periodically, and violations of the International Fire Code must be remedied by homeowners on whose properties the hydrants sit.

      However unappealing a fire hydrant may appear, it can be beautiful when it is providing the water necessary to save your home from destruction.

      Thank you in advance for your cooperation in addressing this important safety issue. If you have any question regard fire hydrant clearances please contact the Water Foreman at 532-2147.

    • Borough Trash Pick Up


      Borough of Shippensburg – Regular Schedule


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    The Shippensburg Borough Council next scheduled meetings will be October 4, 2016 and October 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

    Shippensburg Borough Authority – – Special Meeting Agenda  October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

      The Shippensburg Borough Authority next scheduled meeting will be               November 8, 2016.  


    Thank you for visiting the Shippensburg Borough Website.  Please note that you can pay your bill on line or print off many forms from the website.  All meetings are held at the Borough office.

    Shippensburg Borough

    111 N. Fayette Street,

    P.O. Box 129

    Shippensburg, PA 17257


    Fax: 717-532-6948

    Office Hours: 8:30am -€“ 4:30pm


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