Welcome to the Home page of the University Area Joint Authority
Due to it's popularity, our monthly production of ComposT is frequently sold out quickly, so it is best to plan to get some at the beginning of the month. Call 814-238-5361 for more information and for current availability.
ComposT pickup is from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Cost is $5 per cubic yard, or $2 per car with container.
The University Area Joint Authority, UAJA, is located on the outskirts of the city of State College (the home of
Penn State), in central Pennsylvania. UAJA is the municipal authority
providing Wastewater Treatment, or Water Recycling services, to much of State
College and the Centre Region. In addition to providing Wastewater Recycling, we
are also proud to operate an Award Winning Biosolids Composting facility.
Click here to see our most recent award, the 2000 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in Technology Innovation!
UAJAs mission: re-use water and biosolids to benefit the environment, quality of life and economy of the region.
Believe it or not, wastewater is a resource. With appropriate treatment technologies, this community waste product can economically be turned into usable resources for the Spring Creek Watershed.
UAJA was formed in 1964 as a joint effort to provide sewage treatment to portions of Patton, Ferguson, College, and Harris Townships, and also to portions of the State College Borough. The Authority (UAJA) built the Spring Creek Pollution Control Facility at 1576 Spring Valley Road which began operation in July of 1969. UAJA provides administrative staff and maintenance support duties required for the effective operation of the sewage collection systems and the sewage treatment plant servicing the communities described above. UAJA is a public organization and its structure includes: The Authority Board, Plant Operations, and Collection Systems.In 1997 UAJA and two other sewer authorities, the College-Harris Joint Authority and the Patton-Ferguson Joint Authority, unified to more efficiently serve the region. As a result, wastewater rates to the customers were reduced, and now one board handles both the wastewater treatment issues and the wastewater collection issues. This was the first time in Pennsylvania history that sewer authorities were unified.
To learn more about UAJA, and how we treat the wastewater we receive, click on any of the buttons above. After selecting one of those topics, another menu will appear on the left side of your browser with subtopics to choose from.
Our web site will continue to undergo changes and additions, so please check back often to see if information you are seeking has been added. If you have any questions or comments concerning Wastewater Treatment, Compost Production, the Beneficial Re-Use Project, or our Water Conservation Program, you can click here to send an email message to us and we will try to respond as quickly as we can. If you feel there is information which would be beneficial for viewing on our site, or have comments regarding the layout, or organization of this website, direct your comments here. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024x768.