Township

Middletown Delaware County

Effective September 1, 2018 MTSA has implemented a Sewer Certification Program which requires the inspection and certification of Building Sewers and the payment of all sewer rentals and tapping fees prior to the sale, transfer or refinance of any property by a property owner in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania or as a condition of final approval of a subdivision or land development plan which has as existing building connected to the sanitary sewer system. The complete list of the Sewer Certification Program may be found by clicking on the MTSA Ordinances link. The inspection and certification require a minimum of two weeks to complete. The minimum standards for maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of Building Sewers are set forth in Section 180-4 of the Middletown Township Sewer Ordinances.

Municipalities Guidelines

Customer Process

All sewer rents and tapping fees for a property must be paid in full before any Sanitary Sewer Certificate will be issued by MTSA.

1. Complete the MTSA Sewer Certification Application (link below)

2. Return the completed MTSA Sewer Certification Application along with a check in the amount of $150 to the MTSA Office in the Middletown Township Building.

3. Schedule MTSA to perform the following:
a. Interior Inspection
b. Exterior Surface Inspection of cleanouts and vent pipes
c. Building Sewer Smoke Test

4. Contract with a MTSA approved technician to perform a Camera Inspection by televising the Building Sewer from the house to the street. A list of approved technicians is attached hereto. The technician must submit the required digital documentation of the camera inspection to MTSA for review by MTSA's engineer. A camera inspection will not be required for any property sold, transferred or refinanced within the past five (5) years where: a) the property was inspected in accordance with the Building Sewer Inspection Methods set forth above (MTSA and Camera inspections), b) MTSA issued a Sanitary Sewer Certificate for the property at the time of the prior transfer, sale or refinance, c) the property owner submits the application and fee, and d) the property passes the Interior, Exterior and Smoke Tests.

5. Pay any and all outstanding sewer rents and tapping fees in full.


Video Requirements

The technician must submit the required digital documentation of the camera inspection to MTSA for review by MTSA's engineer. A camera inspection will not be required for any property sold, transferred or refinanced within the past five (5) years where: a) the property was inspected in accordance with the Building Sewer Inspection Methods set forth above (MTSA and Camera inspections), b) MTSA issued a Sanitary Sewer Certificate for the property at the time of the prior transfer, sale or refinance, c) the property owner submits the application and fee, and d) the property passes the Interior, Exterior and Smoke Tests.

Paperwork Requirements

The technician must submit the required digital documentation of the camera inspection to MTSA for review by MTSA's engineer. A camera inspection will not be required for any property sold, transferred or refinanced within the past five (5) years where: a) the property was inspected in accordance with the Building Sewer Inspection Methods set forth above (MTSA and Camera inspections), b) MTSA issued a Sanitary Sewer Certificate for the property at the time of the prior transfer, sale or refinance, c) the property owner submits the application and fee, and d) the property passes the Interior, Exterior and Smoke Tests.

Turning in Requirements

Once all repairs have been completed and the documentation submitted to MTSA, MTSA will confirm that all sewer rentals and tapping fees for the property are paid in full and then issue a Sanitary Sewer Certificate.