The Linesville Pine Municipal Authority's (LPJMA)  Sewer plant services both the Linesville Borough and Pine Township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania 


LPJMA Board and their employees are committed to produce the cleanest possible treated wastewater discharge into our States Largest manmade lake.  To provide the best possible service to our rate payers while continually planning, maintaining and upgrading our system to meet our future needs.  LPJMA is committed to all our future generations. 



Sewage Treatment Plant Location:

13609 Hartstown Rd Linesville, PA 16424


LPJMA business office and mailing address Location:

103 West Erie Street - Lower Lever

P.O. Box 382

Linesville, PA 16424

Phone/Fax 814-683-4146

Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday


After Hours Emergency number is 814-683-5688  / 24 hours a day.  Please leave a Message and someone will return your call.



For Sewer Lateral Permits, inspections, rules and regulations, billing questions, etc., please contact the office during normal business hours.


Email Us Here

General Email:  lpjma2021@gmail.com


OFFICE:  Karen Mathers, Ofc. Manager / Recording Secretary 

 SEWER PLANT:  Dan Whalen, Plant Operator



LPJMA Board members voted to implement a new standard to have all laterals connected to our system video tested, die tested, and/or smoke tested when the property is transferred or sold.  In the past few years there has been other Authority’s in the State of Pennsylvania do the same standard because of high I&I (inflow & infiltration).  Since this standard has been used by LPJMA, we have found and corrected a large number of issues with the rate payers/ new customers help.  We are all a part in making the environment safe for our future.  This standard gives the seller and the buyer peace of mind knowing their sewer line has been tested / checked.  There is a $30.00 fee to the Linesville Pine Joint Municipal Authority for the initial inspection. However, the customer will be responsible for arranging and paying for the service of a reputable service lateral television camera operator capable of producing a clear record of a televised inspection of the customer's service lateral.  So Remember:   Whenever a property is for sale and/or transferred that is connected to the LPJMA Sewer system, the Lateral line must be video taped by a Lateral Inspector and then viewed by the Sewer Authority Representative to be sure there is no problem with the line.    Call the office @ 814-683-4146 for a list of Lateral Inspectors BEFORE YOU SELL!!



LPJMA has made an agreement with the Linesville Borough and the Linesville Water Authority to have a new tool in our box for collection.   LPJMA will  start this new Policy for the December, 2017 billings (Due January 31, 2018) and will be turning off water to the customers currently on Municipal water that are late or are not paying their monthly user fees.  This is a law in the State of Pennsylvania that allows us to use this as a tool for collection.  It can be found on the Worldwide web by typing in PA Termination of Service § 3102.502              NOTE:  YOUR WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BILL PAID UP TO DATE)    

You can pay your bill on line through our website listed  below.    Follow the prompts for paying.

Rate increase for 2024: Rates will increase from $56.00 to $58.00 per EDU.  A few contributing factors to the increase include the inflationary conditions to our current economy and the cost of supplies which impact all facets of business.  Customers can offset almost the entire increase by paying the yearly rate which is a $22.00 discount for 2024.  Yearly rate without the discount is $696.00 per EDU. If you choose to pay for the year your payment must be made no later than March 10, 2024.  

Address / phone number / name changes  

If you have changed your mailing address, Phone Number or Name you should call the office and let Karen know this.  Just one reason why we need things updated on a regular basis is for emergencies.

Posted address       

Not only do Fire, EMS, Police need your address posted, but LPJMA does also.  If we get a call from you in reference to sewer related issues we need to know where to come to. This makes everyone’s job  much easier when we come and locate your home.  If you don’t know your Physical address you can contact your local Municipality.

Changes for 2024 will be 

♦ Late fee of $10.00 will be assessed 10 days after the due date on the bill. And all past due amounts,

♦ Tap fees will increase to $2700.00 pre EDU.

♦ Connection permits application fee is $100.00.

♦ Lateral inspections, no lien letter certification is $100.00.

♦ You will be charged $45.00 per shut-off notice posted. 

♦ You will be charged $5.00 per request for copies of invoices and or account statements. 

♦ Return check fee $25.00 per occurrence plus any/all fee we are charged from our bank.

♦ If you own rental property / properties:  Going forward you will be billed directly for each rental's sewer cost. We will no longer be invoicing the individual tenants. 

♦ Gift card drawing: Will discontinued, December 2023 will be our last drawing. 

LPJMA has changed the way we do our billing for 2024

You will be mailed a booklet of monthly bills for the year in lieu of us mailing a bill every month. 

This will assist in cutting costs on postage and administration handling. 

You may pay monthly as you always have, However we encourage you to pay online with our bill pay system at www.diversifiedbillpay.com/v1/linesvillepine (3% convenience fee applies) (subject to change without notice). You may still use our drop box at 103 West Erie St near the flag pole. (NO CASH PLEASE) 




The toilet is NOT a magical trash can. Simply toss, flush, and your garbage is marvelously whooshed away to some watery subterranean netherworld, never to be seen again.

Or so we like to think. In fact, such practices clog toilets, damage water treatment facilities, necessitate expensive cleanups, increase water bills, create raw sewage overflows, harm marine animals and create toxic environmental issues.

With that in mind, here are the things that often end up in the sewer system — none of which have any business being there.

Baby wipes: Although these may be used to wipe your baby's bottom, they are not toilet paper. Baby wipes are thicker, sturdier, and do not break down easily, resulting in clogged systems.

Band-Aids: Made of non-biodegradable materials, they easily tangle up with hair and fat to create blockages.

Cat litter: Scoopable and flushable cat litter sounds sensible, but in reality, it causes problems. Flushing litter and feces down the hatch not only causes plumbing problems, but it’s possible that a parasite found in cat feces is killing sea otters and seals — and it could be coming from flushed cat waste.

Chewing gum: Flushing what is basically an adhesive down the toilet is not a sound practice, for obvious reasons.

Cigarette butts: Although they seem flushable, cigarette filters don’t easily biodegrade and they are filled with chemicals, which leach into the wastewater.

Condoms: Easy to flush, but not so easy on the sewer system. Condoms can inflate like balloons and cause fairly destructive obstructions.

Cosmetics: Your old moisturizer and other beauty care products can be potentially toxic and disruptive to wastewater treatment plants and septic systems.

Cotton balls and swabs: Cotton doesn’t break down easily, and although it may take a while for cotton products to accumulate into a clog, they are difficult to dislodge once they do.

Dental floss: Seemingly innocent, dental floss is non-biodegradable and wraps around small clogs and tangles them into bigger masses.

Disposable diapers: It’s hard to believe that one could even get a diaper to flush down the toilet, yet that hasn’t stopped sewage workers from finding systems clogged with disposable nappies.

Dryer sheets: It's bad enough to tumble synthetic chemicals with your clothes, but flushing a dryer sheet afterwards is even worse. They retain synthetic chemicals that can get into the water system, and they are made from non-biodegradable materials.

Feminine supplies: The padding and absorbent nature of these products make them too thick for the plumbing.

Food fat: Grease and fat congeal once they cool down, turning into solid masses that block pipes and cause serious sewage problems. Sewer workers call the giant grease lumps "fatbergs."

Food: Although food is biodegradable, it can still lump together and cause clogs. 

Hair: After cleaning your hairbrush, deposit the clump in the garbage not the toilet. It tangles, catches things, and clogs like crazy.

Paper towels and napkins: Too sturdy for the pipes.

Pets: Yes, pets. Goldfish are commonly flushed, but small rodents (hamsters and gerbils) are also found in sewer systems. They’re sturdy and they create clogs; consider a proper burial.

Prescription medicines: No, no, no. Marine life does not need to ingest your old drugs, not to mention that flushed meds can work their way back into our drinking water. See the Food and Drug Administration guidelines for disposing of unwanted medications.

Unfortunately, many items marketed as flushable, aren’t. Take two bowls of water and put toilet paper in one, and place the test item (Kleenex, wipes, etc.) in the other. Swish both items in the water and then wait an hour before swishing again. The toilet paper should have significantly disintegrated by then, while the other will likely have remained somewhat whole. Unless the item disintegrates at the rate of toilet paper, it should be placed in the garbage rather than flushed.



Wade Largent, Chairman

Dave Lehew, Vice Chairman

Ray Andel, Secretary

Carol Browning, Treasurer

Kevin Royal, Board Member

James Moyer,  Board Member

Jeremy McGrath, Board Member

 The following is the schedule of monthly meetings to be held in the Linesville Borough Building at 103 West Erie Street  for 2024

April 24

May 22 

June 20 (work session if needed)

June 26

July 24

August 28

September 18 (work session if needed)

September 25 

October 23 

November 20 

December 2 (budget meeting)

December 18

All meeting will be at 6:30pm and are voting meetings

If you would like to address the board regarding any matters, Please call ahead to be put on the agenda.


For your convenience we have link on our website for you to pay your sewer bill on line.  If you sign up on this site, you can also retrieve other information, amount due, payments made, etc.  This is a Secure Electronic Internet Payment Processing System

Accepts payments 24/7/365 with your:   Visa - Master Card - Discover - American Express - Electronic Check -   EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)  

Please click on the link below and follow prompts.