Each of UAJA's customers are billed for quarterly Sewer Rental - the fee we establish for wastewater collection and treatment. This fee - currently at $104.00 for the general UAJA service area and $126.40 for the Pine Grove Mills area - is billed in arrears, meaning it is billed after the quarter ends. See the table below for a billing schedule.
|Service Quarter||Bill Date|
Jan. Feb. Mar.
End of April
April May June
End of July
July August Sept.
End of October
Oct. Nov. Dec.
End of January
Please keep your billing address with us current. You can call us at 814-238-5361 to have it changed, or click the link just below:
Address Change - fill-in this form online, or after downloading, using Acrobat Reader, then save and email to [email protected], OR print out and fill-in by hand and send by mail to UAJA, 1576 Spring Valley Road, State College, 16801.
UAJA offers a number of customer bill payment options: Mail, In Person, AUTO-PAY, Credit Card, and Electronic Check. Below you will find detailed descriptions for each payment method.
This is the primary payment method, and we even include a self-addressed return envelope with each customer bill.
You can pay your bill in person (only by check, cash, or money order) at our office during normal business hours. Our office is typically open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM. We are located at 1576 Spring Valley Road, State College, PA, 16801. (click here for map)
AUTO-PAY - (no fees)
This payment method is also commonly known as ACH (Automated Clearing House). Customers electing to use this payment method have their wastewater bill charged automatically to a selected checking or savings account each quarter. In order to enroll for electronic bill payment, you must fill out and mail the correct form to UAJA.
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this form. Please note however that enrollment in the "AUTO-PAY" program only goes into effect for the billing cycle occurring after we receive your form. You will still receive a bill notice in the mail, but it will contain a message under the AUTO-PAY header indicating the date your account will be charged, and to "DO NOT SEND A PAYMENT".
Click here to view and download the Authorization to Initiate ACH Transactions form.
Credit Card - (incurs a fee)
Credit cards may now be used to pay your Wastewater Bill through a payment processing company UAJA has partnered with. A per transaction service fee of 2.45% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service (UAJA does not receive this fee). Click the following link to pay by Credit Card: PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE
Electronic Check - (incurs a fee)
Electronic Check payments are now accepted to pay your Wastewater Bill through a payment processing company UAJA has partnered with. A per transaction service fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service (UAJA does not receive this fee). Click the following link to pay by Credit Card: PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE
Some additional information regarding billing:
event a payment of wastewater charges or other charges rendered by this
Authority are returned by a banking institution for any reason, a charge of
$37.00 for each instance shall be added on the property owner’s account. In
the event the banking institution levies a charge against the Authority for
processing a returned check, said charge will be levied against the account
for which service is being rendered. The Authority may also demand payment of
the account by cash, certified check, bank draft, cashier’s check, bank/postal
money order. The account, which was paid by the returned check, shall be
considered delinquent until full payment is rendered.
improved properties that connect to the sewer in the middle of a quarter will
be charged from the date of connection. With permission from the University
Area Joint Authority, owners of improved properties that disconnect sewer
service by plugging the lateral will stop being billed as of the date that
UAJA Personnel inspects the disconnection.
rules and regulations specifically require that bills be mailed directly to
the owner of record and NOT to a tenant. Any agreement of payment between
owner and tenant must be considered a transaction between both and in no
way concerns the Authority. The property owner is always ultimately
responsible for bill payment to the Authority.
Failure of any owner to receive any bill shall not be considered an excuse for non-payment nor shall such failure result in an extension of the period of time during which the net bill shall be payable.
To read more about billing information you can download the UAJA Rate Resolution, which describes in extensive detail all rates and fees for UAJA services. To download or view the Adobe Acrobat version of the Rate Resolution click here.