The Shippensburg Borough Authority is a financing and operating authority for the Shippensburg area water system in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act. The Authority is responsible for the operation of the water system by approving the operating and capital budgets for the water department, authorizing construction projects, and the maintenance of the overall water system.
The Borough Authority also is a financing authority for the Borough’s sewer system, which includes a Wastewater treatment plant and collection system.
Shippensburg Borough Authority meetings are held at 6:00 pm the second Tuesday of each month in the Borough Council meeting room located at 111 N. Fayette Street.
Borough Authority members are:
Michael Pimental- Chair
Steve Brenize – Vice Chair
Forest Myers – Solicitor
Edward S. Goodhart – Treasurer
Shippensburg Borough Authority members are volunteers appointed by Borough Council for five year terms.
Shippensburg Borough Authority Water Service Customer
Tier 2 Notification Update
March 16, 2016
A standard Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Tier 2 notification distributed on February 25, 2016 detailed a reportable level of Haloacetic Acids present in a geographically specific and geographically limited portion of the community water system. Haloacetic Acids are formed when chlorine (added to surface water to eliminate microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria) combines with other soluble organic chemicals.
As soon as the reportable levels of Haloacetic Acids were known, actions to reduce the formation of these compounds and to rid the system of the existing compounds were aggressively undertaken. To quickly assess the degree and scope of the problem a greatly accelerated testing regimen was implemented. The recommended DEP quarterly testing was accelerated to bi-weekly testing. To decrease feedback time between mitigation and results, strategic locations were sampled. The sample locations enable determination of Haloacedic Acid likely origins and post mitigation levels. To increase confidence in lab results samples were sent to three independent labs. Two labs use the same analytical process and the third employs a different analytical process. The most recent testing results from these three independent labs show Halocetic Acids levels of .021mg/L, .019mg/L, using one analytic process and .031mg/L using a different analytic process. Regardless of the analytic process used, these results are well below the reportable level of .060mg/L indicating the success of mitigation efforts. Accelerated testing will continue and expand to include all three original sample locations. All three original sites will be sampled by March 16th with results likely returned by March 26th. We will again report to you once results from these original sample sites are available. Accelerated testing will continue until a consistent and reliable pattern of non-notification levels of Haloacetic Acids in Shippensburg’s water system is clearly demonstrated.
The purpose of Tier 2 notifications is to trigger mitigation of unwanted compounds well in advance of potential public safety concerns. The Tier 2 notification system has worked and the results of mitigation efforts indicate levels of Haloacetic Acids are once again well below notification levels. Even so, we will remain vigilant and quick to respond should levels again rise. If you have any questions please contact the Shippensburg Borough Authority Secretary at 717-532-2147.
The Shippensburg Borough Authority,
Michael Pimental – Chair
Steve Brenize – Vice Chair
Troy Pomeroy – Member
Kerri Burrows – Member
Angelo Tsambiras – Member