Water Supervisor: Len Clark, 570-345-8722
Water Billing Questions: 570-345-3555
Water Billing Mailing Dates
- January 1, 2021
- April 1, 2021
- July 1, 2021
- October 1, 2021
Water Bill Due Dates:
- February 5, 2021
- May 5, 2021
- August 5, 2021
- November 5, 2021
In the next few days we will be experiencing cold winter temperatures, we offer these helpful hints on how to reduce the risk of frozen water pipes.
- Disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses
- Shut off and drain all outdoor faucets
- Insulate all exposed outside water pipes with specially designed foam pipe covers available at building supply or home improvement stores
- Seal air leaks throughout your home and garage
- Let a cold-water faucet run a minimal amount of water on nights when the temperature is below freezing to prevent service line freeze-up
- Open kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage
- Wrap pipes with insulation. Insulating pipes is helpful when basement temperatures are reduced because of lower thermostat settings, an energy efficient furnace or use of a wood stove or other sources of heat. Check the insulation regularly to make sure it stays dry. Wet insulation can freeze and damage the pipes it was intended to protect.
- Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold-water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
- Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable,” or similar materials on exposed water pipes.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
For more information, contact a licensed plumber or building professional.
In an effort to provide our residents with a higher level of customer service, the Borough of Pine Grove now accepts credit and debit card payments for water service.
The Borough utilizes the services of MuniciPAY with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or e-check. Effective October 1, 2016 the user fee of 2.65% or $3.00 will be assessed per transaction, whichever is greater. The fee for e-check is $1.50.
The Borough does not collect, receive or retain any portion of the service fees. The fees are charged by MuniciPAY in order to provide the service. MuniciPAY is an electronic payment processing option currently used by local Schuylkill County municipalities designed specifically for local government and utility agencies.
Customers may continue to pay by cash, check or money order at Borough Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additionally, checks may be mailed to Borough Hall at One Snyder Avenue, Pine Grove, PA 17963, or deposited in our 24/7 Drop-Off Box located on side of the building located by the Police Department entrance.