Corona Virus (Covid-19) Update – April 17, 2020

The next meeting is scheduled for May 27. Please contact us at INFO@TOFA-PA.COM if you have any comments or questions.

Until further notice, all customers visiting the Township of Falls Authority office at 557 Lincoln Highway can only use the PARKING LOT DROP BOX. Staff will not be serving walk-in or drive-thru customers until further notice. We remain available to serve you by phone at (215) 946-6062 extensions 101 and 106, and you can sign up for on-line bill payment through the Invoice Cloud link (PAY ONLINE NOW).

We are mindful of the inconvenience these precautionary measures impose on some of our customers. Please do not let this worry you. We will be sure to minimize the effects of any payment difficulty you encounter. We will notify you of further Corona Virus Response changes on our website. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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You may have noticed our distinctive trucks and dedicated staff in your neighborhood carrying out their essential water and sewer services tasks. While they are proud of the community service they perform, they are practicing all of the proscribed protective measures, including social distancing. For your sake and theirs, please do not approach them while they are working. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe and stay well.

TOFA History

The original Township of Falls Authority (TOFA) franchise area for water and sewer service was purchased from the Danhurst Corporation in 1961. Included in the purchase was a one million gallon-per-day water plant just west of Newbold Road which treated the water supplied by three nearby wells. As the demand for service grew, however, TOFA required supplemental water sources. In time, additional water was sourced from interconnects with neighboring water systems, which eventually became primary sources when the water plant and wells were shut down in 1979 due to their growing inefficiencies.

Sewer service was also handled by a small treatment facility originally constructed by the Danhurst Corporation in the early 1950s. And like the water system, the sewer system wasn’t always capable of taking on new development. This led to the sewer service being divided among several service providers based upon service agreements, drainage basins and chartered service areas. Unfortunately, this resulted in an incongruity between the water and sewer service areas within the Township, where it was possible to have a different provider for each service. After 1989, however, all the sewerage being collected by TOFA ended up being conveyed to other entities for final treatment.

As for the Authority, in December of 1995 it was dissolved and the ownership of and responsibility for the two systems fell to Falls Township. That scenario remained in place through December of 2006 at which time the Township of Falls Authority was reborn with the sole purpose of better serving the needs of the water and/or sewer customer.

TOFA board members

Anthony Rosso

Chairman

James Goodwin

Vice-Chairman

Brian Binney

Secretary

William Beier

Treasurer

Thomas Miles

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

TOFA Staff

Timothy Hartman

Executive Director

John Ryba

Operations Manager

Megan Parmer

Business Manager

Tammy McAnulty

Assistant Business Manager

Rachel Jardine

Program Manager

Keith S.

Foreman

Chris D.

Operator IV

Ed W.

Operator III

William H.

Operator II

John P.

Operator II

Bill C.

Operator I

Chet D.

Operator I

Samy A.

Operator I

Charlie M.

Operator I

Professional Consultants

Remington & Vernick Engineers

Engineer

Flager & Associates PC

Solicitor

Bidlingmaier & Bidlingmaier

Labor Counsel

Curtin & Heefner LLP

Bond Counsel

Brinker Simpson & Company

Auditor

Concord Public Finance

Financial Advisor