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Announcement!

The Borough of Somerset is working on updating our records so that we can effectively communicate with our customers on existing/upcoming projects, outages, and important utility/Borough notifications. Please help us with this process! 

This can be done by any of the following methods: 

Call into the Borough at 814-443-2661 to verify your contact information.

 Fill out the online form. 

Fill out postcard arriving in the mail.  Then send it back in to the office.  

Mailing address: PO Box 71, Somerset PA 15501 or Drop off at: 347 West Union Street, Somerset PA 15501.

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Update on Somerset Borough Projects 

Lead Service Line Inventory Public Meeting

Monday, July 15, 2024 4:30 PM—5:30 PM
Somerset Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall
340 W. Union Street, Somerset, PA 15501

What are service lines?
What is the lead service line inventory?
How is the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset developing the inventory?
Learn the answers to these questions and more at the Lead Service Line Inventory Public Meeting.
EPA contractors assisting the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset will provide an overview of the process to date followed by a Q&A session.


5/13/24

The water will be off in the following area from starting at 5:00am Tuesday morning and last several hours. Due to unforeseen circumstances, an older 6" valve coming off of the 12" main on E-main street leading back to Walnut Street has failed. Do to this, crews will be in Tuesday morning (5-14-24) at 5am to repair this valve. The 12" water main along E-main street will need to be shut down. This will affect all of East main street from the Sub station by Sheetz to Highland park. It will also effect North Center ave. out to Walmart.


April 15, 2024

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset (MABS) and the Council of the Borough of Somerset are continuing significant infrastructure upgrades to replace outdated utilities and reduce costs for the future. These projects are ongoing throughout the Borough and will ultimately result in water, sewer, stormwater infrastructure upgrades in Somerset Borough. To maximize the work done to make these necessary improvements, Somerset Borough has overseen a coordinated effort with the aim of reducing the time and cost of construction for the public. This coordinated effort includes Columbia Gas’s gas line replacement Projects and PennDOT Paving Projects. As a reminder, four projects were started in 2023, three of which are still in construction and to be completed this year. A description of each project and its status will be listed below. It is also the intention of this update to provide MABS customers and the Borough Residents with additional information on what’s been happening and what’s to come.

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WATER AND SEWER RATES

Water and Sewer BillsAll customers are charged a base rate that is based on their meter size. This base rate (minimum charge) is designed to recover a portion of the fixed costs incurred in providing water and sewer services. The costs include debt services, the cost of maintaining the water supply, treatment of water and sewer, distribution and service of facilities that are needed to provide water and sewer service to your home or business. This change in the rate structure was implemented for the water rate in January 2023 and for the sewer rate in January 2024. Please see the attached Rate Schedule for additional information.

See Rate Schedule Updated 01/16/24

The water and sewer bills are generated into two billing cycles, which means we have two due dates. All bills are either due on the 5th or 25th of each month. Each account falls into one of these cycles based on their location. There is a penalty of five percent applied to each bill that surpasses the due date.

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Before You Call a Plumber

If your main sanitary sewer line from your house is clogged, call the Borough at 814-443-2661 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., evenings and weekends call County Control at 814-445-1525.

 If you experience low water pressure, call the Borough at 814-443-2661 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.— 4:30 p.m. This could be caused by a water break or a problem in your house that the Borough can inform you that you need to contact a plumber.











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PA Rural Water’s Spring Magazine

We are excited to announce that The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset’s Water Treatment and Distribution Facilities was featured in PA Rural Water’s Spring Magazine on page 28. The Article can be found here: https://www.prwa.com/keystonetap




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MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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Fireworks and Community Event

July 3rd 9:30 PM
Somerset Football Field, S. Franklin Ave.


Borough Planning Commission Meeting
July 8th 5:00 PM - View Agenda
Council Room of Borough Building


Borough Council Meeting
July 22nd 5:00 PM
Council Room of Borough Building


LEAD SERVICE LINE INVENTORY

LEAD SERVICE LINE INVENTORY

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset (MABS) is taking steps to identify the types of service line materials used by each of its customers. The service line is the pipe that connects your home or building to the water main in the street. Service lines may be made of lead, copper, galvanized metal or plastic.  Learn more.




Center Ave Sidewalk Replacement Project

100 blocks of North and South Center

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The 100 Blocks of North and South Center Ave Sidewalk Replacement Project is a partially grant funded project that will update the utilities and provide a much needed replacement of sidewalks to the portion of Center Ave between Union Street and Patriot Street. This entire project is scheduled to be completed by end of June 2024. This project is in alignment with the W. Main Street Improvement project completed in 2019 and aim to preserve the character of Uptown Somerset, making necessary utility upgrades, and improve economic opportunity for the long term. 

 Scope of work for April 22th – May 3rd

  • We plan to work on light pole bases, work on sidewalk & curb, work on electrical and work with the borough on vacuum excavation for the sewer line work. All sidewalk and curb work will take place on South Center Avenue.

View Borough Parking Lot Map



Construction Sign

April 15th through April 19th is National Work Zone
Awareness Week

As the busy construction season begins, let’s all do our part to keep the roadside crews and drivers safe.  Please remember to slow down and be aware of your surroundings when approaching a work zone.

SAFETY IS NUMBER ONE!


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Columbia Gas Pipeline Replacement Project

Weeks of April 15th – April 22nd

  • Concrete restoration between Edgewood and Center Ave
  • Asphalt base repairs at Stairs Resturant and all driveways/parking lots on Main street

Week of April 29th

  • Wearing surface work to begin throughout work area

Posted 04/12/24

Project Details

Ditch Line

Water Line Project UPDATE

Week of July 1st. 

Monday-Wednesday: Area 4 restoration

Thursday-Friday: Off for holiday

Week of July 8th 

Monday-Tuesday: Area 4 restoration

Wednesday-Thursday: Area 1 restoration (in various locations in Area 1, except for E. Main St)
Posted 07/03/24 

There is temporary lawn restoration placed directly after the install of the waterlines. Starting March 11, 2024, final restoration is being completed and will continue throughout the project areas as noted in the posted schedule. Waterline Replacement Project has a tentative completion of the end of June 2024, weather depending. View Water Improvement Map to see the Project Areas. Please call into the Borough if you have any questions or concerns. 

 Water Line Replacement and Improvement Project The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Somerset has undertaken a significant capital improvement project to replace aging water line and associated infrastructure. 

The Authority received grant and loan funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) in the amounts of $5,404,769.00 and $14,595,231.00 respectively. These funds are specifically allocated for the betterment of the Somerset public drinking water system and for the replacement of lead water service lines.

View Water Improvement Map



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Somerset Borough
Annual Water Quality Report

 PWSID# 4560042

We are pleased to present to you our 2023 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

 Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak to someone who understands it.)

Posted 03/21/24

View Report

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Sign up for your mySomersetBoro account and enjoy account access at your fingertips. All you need is some basic information from your water/sewer bill and a valid email address to get started.

With your mySomersetBoro account you can view your bills Online, view your usage and payment history and make Online payments from your checking account or by credit card. Don't want a paper bill, go completely paperless and sign up for ebills.

 Types of payments accepted

  • Bank Account (ACH)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover 
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Fees
  • The Borough of Somerset does not charge a fee for Bank Account (ACH) payments. 
  • A third-party fee will apply to all electronic credit card payments.
    • Effective October 1, 2016 Fee for credit cards is 2.65% or $3.00 minimum charge. 

Click the link to sign up for your account today!  https://somerset.authoritypay.com/



SOMERSET BOROUGH
Job Opportunities

No positions available at this time.


 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Email: Employment@ somersetborough.com 

 Mail applications to:
Somerset Borough
PO Box 71
Somerset, PA 15501

 Drop off at :
Somerset Borough
347 West Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501

STORMWATER INCIDENT REPORT

The Public Works Department takes great pride and hours of hard work to maintain the miles of streets, sanitary sewer lines, storm sewer lines, and various Borough owned properties, for the highest level of safety for the residents and visitors of Somerset Borough.

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Stormwater Incident Report


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