THE WASHINGTON -EAST
WASHINGTON JOINT AUTHORITY
PO BOX 510
2 WILSON AVENUE
WASHINGTON PA 15301
8:00 to 4:15
Office is closed for lunch
from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
8:15-11:30 and 12:15 to 4:00
Our office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2022 in observance of the Christmas Holiday and January 2, 2023 in observance New Years Day.
If you wish to make a payment please call 724-302-4862.
After hours Emergency - Call 724-222-5490
The Washington-East Washington Joint Authority (Washington County, PA) is requesting applications for the position of its Executive Administrator. The Authority owns and operates sewage collection, conveyance, and treatment facilities serving the City of Washington, Borough of East Washington, Canton Township, Chartiers Township, North Franklin Township, and South Strabane Township.
The Executive Administrator is responsible for the general overall supervision and direction of all functions of the Authority, including a staff of 18 employees, and shall report directly to a five-member Board of Directors. The Executive Administrator shall act as the Authority's Chief Executive Officer, and implement all orders, resolutions and policies developed and adopted by the Board Members of the Authority. Additionally, the Executive Director shall be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the operations of the business office as well as the sewage collection, conveyance, and treatment systems owned by the Authority.
It is desirable that the ideal candidate possess a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, an environmental related scientific field, business, or public administration. Professional Engineering Licensure and/or certifications beneficial. The ideal candidate shall have at least five (5) years’ management experience in municipal and/or wastewater treatment management and operations.
Desired skills include strong leadership ability, communication, organizational, municipal finance, computer, budgeting knowledge, employee and collective bargaining relations, and public and governmental relations.
Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Please provide resume to:
WEWJA – Executive Administrator
PO Box 510
Washington PA 15301
What is an Illegal Connection?
Extraneous Water is prohibited from being discharged into the sanitary sewer system and constitute an Illegal Connection.
Examples of Extraneous Water are:
Sump Pumps for ground Water
French (perimeter Drain Systems, both inside and outside.
Outside Area Drains
Vent Pipes below ground grade
All of the above are prohibited under the Rules and Regulations of the Washington-East Washington Joint Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Many companies now produce bathroom cleansing wipes, toddler wipes, sanitary wipes, and hard surface cleaning wipes stating that the wipes can simply be flushed down the toilet. Many of these wipes do not break down in the wastewater system. This in turn will cause the wipes to plug lines which can cause flow backup into the home and the need for the lines to be unplugged. Many homeowners also have individual grinder pumps which the wipes will plug and/or clog and cause a backup into the home and create more homeowner expense.
Sewer Gases in your home
The only way sewer gas can enter into a home is if there is something wrong with the vent system in your plumbing. The vent system in your plumbing is designed to equalize the atmospheric pressure differences caused by wastewater flowing through the plumbing and also to allow sewer gases to escape the system by venting them into the atmosphere above the house. If this system has an untrapped opening inside the home gases may escape through that opening. It will be necessary to locate the problem within your plumbing system and have it repaired.
If your home is served by a low pressure sewer system, the key element is a Grinder Pump. The tank collects all solid materials and wastewater from the house. The solid materials are then ground to a small size suitable for pumping as a slurry with the wastewater. The grinder pump generates sufficient pressure to pump this slurry from you home to the wastewater treatment receiving line and/or disposal plant.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference; and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
If you need additional information on the Care and Use of your Grinder Pump or please click here.