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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Conservation old
    per day Water resources are not unlimited and are affected daily by precipitation greater demand and threatened by pollution That demand for water in our daily lives makes it important for us not to waste it We can all do our part by practicing the following water conservation tips Inside the House Check every faucet in the house for leaks since a single dripping faucet can waste far more water in a single day that 1 person needs for drinking in an entire week Leaks inside a toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day Call the office for leak detection tablets to check if you have a leak inside your toilet You can also put some food coloring into the toilet tank If the color trickles into the bowl there is a leak and repairs should be made as soon as possible Do not use the toilet as a trash can Throw tissues insects and other trash in the wastebasket Replace older toilets with low flow models Install low flow plumbing fixtures such as showerheads and faucets Install water saving plumbing appliances such as a front loading washing machine which utilizes less water and also less energy Use proper washer level or load size selection on clothes washers Use automatic dishwasher and washing machines only for full loads Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth Half fill a glass and use that water to wet your brush and rinse your mouth When shaving use a sink filled with water to rinse your shaver Do not let the faucet flow Take short showers instead of baths Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet until the water is cold enough to drink Use a small pan of water to

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-46-Conservation (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Water Cycle
    oceans in a never ending cycle Nature recycles it over and over again This is called the water cycle or the hydrologic cycle Water is the only substance in all of nature that exists in three forms The solid form of water is ice the liquid is water and the gas is water vapor or steam Water s ability to go from a solid to a liquid to a gas is the reason we have different kinds of weather like snow rain or fog How does the water or hydrologic cycle work The sun starts the cycle by shining on the water in rivers lakes streams and oceans making the water warmer EVAPORATION then occurs when this heated water turns into vapor or steam This water vapor condenses and goes into the air becoming tiny droplets in clouds These clouds become so full of water that when the temperature is warm PRECIPITATION in the form of rain starts to fall Depending upon the temperature the precipitation may also be in the form of snow sleet or hail Some of the rain falls onto the land becoming run off that goes into streams and rivers and eventually flowing into local lakes and finally into the ocean Rain will soak or PERCOLATE deep into the ground becoming GROUNDWATER for use by wells springs or absorbed from the ground by roots of plants or trees 1988 by the American Water Works Association Precipitation in the form of snow remains on the ground until it melts turning into water and runs into streams rivers and lakes Snow falling on the mountains can turn into ice and sometimes become glaciers if the temperature remains cold for a long time Water vapor is also given up into the atmosphere by the process of TRANSPIRATION by which

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-80-Water-Cycle (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Watershed
    a watershed A watershed is an area of land from which all the water drains or runs downhill to the same location such as a stream pond lake river wetland or estuary Watersheds can be large such as the Mississippi River drainage basin or a small lake such as Lake Galena that serves as North Penn Water Authority s 1 billion gallon reservoir and the surface source of our drinking water Everyone lives in a watershed so it is important to realize everything that is done on the land can impact the water within a watershed The land use in a watershed affects the type of materials such as sediment nutrients and other pollutants that will wash from those areas and potentially have a negative impact on the watershed Water pollution can occur and affect a watershed There are two sources of water pollution point source and nonpoint source Point source is pollution that flows from pipes or specific points such as discharge from an industrial plant sewage treatment plant or storm water drain Nonpoint source pollution is not the result of direct discharge from a specific point or source Some examples of nonpoint source pollution include runoff from excessive

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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Protecting the Source
    or down a storm drain Storm drains may flow into a nearby creek or stream causing it to become polluted Dispose of hazardous waste at hazardous waste drop off centers Use natural and less toxic household products whenever possible Regularly maintain and inspect septic systems Properly dispose of pet waste which can be high in bacteria and nutrients Limit the use of pesticides and fertilizers on your lawn Consider using natural organic fertilizers and natural alternatives for chemical pesticides Avoid applying any fertilizers before a heavy rain is predicted Plant native vegetation reducing the amount of pesticides fertilizers and watering For more information contact the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation Natural Resources for a copy of its brochure Landscaping with Native Plants If you live close to a creek or stream plant a riparian buffer zone A riparian buffer zone is an area of trees shrubs and bushes planted along the course of a river creek or stream The buffer zone reduces the amount of run off and also removes some of the sediment and contaminants from the water before it enters the stream Water quality is enhanced due to the shade from the trees reducing the temperature of the water which improves aquatic life in the stream The roots of the trees and shrubs also hold in the soil and prevent stream bank erosion For more information about riparian buffer zones call the Authority for our brochure Riparian Buffers Improving Community Water Quality Drain rooftop runoff into rain barrels storing water to use later in gardens yards or for house plants Water collected in a rain barrel would normally pour off your roof directly or flow through roof gutter downspouts and become stormwater runoff Rain barrels come in a wide variety of materials designs and colors Common sizes for residential

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-82-Protecting-the-Source (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Service Area
    the Community Newsletters Press Releases Photos Water Improvement Projects Environmental Stewardship Educational Resources Games In the Classroom School Projects Educational Links Chad A Shad Water Cycle Contact Us Contact Us Public Notification Contact Emergency Information Customer Corner Links About NPWA About NPWA Locate Us History Service Area Board of Directors Management Team Meeting Schedule Photo Gallery Employment Business Financials Annual Reports Service AREA SITE CONTENT Home About NPWA Our Water

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-10-SERVICE-TERRITORY (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - ACH Form
    Clearing House ACH program The Automatic Clearing House ACH Program is a convenient way to pay your water bill at no extra cost to you We automatically draft debit the amount of your bill from your bank account What are some of the benefits of using ACH You avoid late fees postage checks mailing and having to pay in person It s all electronic all you do is maintain a sufficient bank account balance How do I enroll in the program Contact NPWA Customer Service at 215 855 3617 and press 3 to request an application Then simply return the completed application with a voided check NPWA will set up the service with your bank at no charge to you Please allow one billing cycle to activate the service How much does the program cost NPWA does not charge for this service It s free What is a bank routing number and how do I find out what my bank s routing number is Your routing number is not your bank account number The routing number is a unique number assigned to each bank Please contact your bank to find out their number It can also be located on the bottom of one of your checks When will my account be drafted Your bank account will be drafted on the due date that is printed at the top of your NPWA bill Will I still receive a bill Yes You will still receive a bill detailing your water usage amount due and amount that will be deducted Please keep in mind that this amount will vary for each bill based on your water usage You will see a note at the top of the bill and on the stub notifying you that you have opted to use ACH payment option

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-66-ACH-Form (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Rates
    Contact Emergency Information Customer Corner Links Customer Service Customer Service Billing Information Rates ACH Form On line Payment FAQs Pay Bill Understanding Your Bill IVR Payment Water Meter Information Helpful Tips FAQs Rate Schedule Metered Water Rates For information about your current rate schedule please click on one of the below links NPWA Main and East Rockhill Area Rate Schedule NPWA Sellersville Borough Area Rate Schedule For information about your

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-65-Rates (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - On-line Payment FAQs
    register and or add the E Billing option you will need to login to your customer account and change your billing preferences For more detailed instructions on paying online or signing up for E Billing please click here Please note that by clicking here you are leaving the North Penn Water Authority website to go to a secure site for bill payment If you prefer to make a recurring withdrawal from your bank account please click here to review ACH payment information What information will I need to have available to pay online You will need the account number name service address and your valid e mail address When you register with this information you will also create a unique password to ensure that only you can access your account information Will my paper bill still be mailed to me Yes Unless you change your billing preference to E Billing you will continue to receive your paper bill and can choose at that time whatever payment option is most convenient for you Will online bill payment affect my bill payment due date No All payments are due on the day printed on the water bill that customers receive in the mail Is my credit card and bank account information safe When you click on the Pay Bill button you will leave the North Penn Water Authority website and be transferred to a secure site that protects your information with the highest level of encryption available The Authority does not store any bank account credit card or debit card information You will need to re enter it each time you make a payment Can this system be set to automatically make payments for me against my credit or debit card No You must authorize each payment each period How long will it take for an online payment to be credited to my account Your online payment will post immediately to your North Penn Water Authority account Customers correcting a delinquent account online should notify Customer Service at 215 855 3617 and press 3 on Monday to Friday from 8 00am to 5 00pm to ensure uninterrupted water service Do not use this service to pay if your water service has been shut off without notifying the Authority Doing so will result in a delay in office personnel being informed that payment has been made which may cause you to be without water for a longer period of time Follow the directions in the shut off notice to make payment should this occur Can I make a partial or advance payment online or pay more than the amount due Yes You may make a partial or advance payment online Can I view my bill online even though I m not planning to pay my bill online Yes In order to view your bill online you must register After you login you will be taken to the Billing Home page Next to your service address you will click on the More Info hyperlink

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/p-67-On-line-Payment-FAQs (2016-04-30)
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