Billing Information


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 billing@uaja.com, OR print out and fill-in by hand and send by mail to UAJA, 1576 Spring Valley Road, State College, 16801.
 

Payment Options

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.

Mail
This is the primary payment method, and we even include a self-addressed return envelope with each customer bill.
 

In Person
You can pay your bill in person 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.  (add map link)


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:

  1. If wastewater rates and charges are not paid within 20 calendar days after each billing date, an additional sum of 10% shall be added to the net bill, which net bill, plus such additional sum, shall constitute the gross bill.   Payment made on or mailed and postmarked by the due date will be considered on time.  When an account becomes delinquent by two quarters, a certified letter (at an additional cost of $20.75) will be sent to the property owner requesting payment in full within 20 days. Once the property owner receives a certified letter, they will stay on the certified list until their account becomes current. If the property owner fails to pay the balance on the account after receiving the certified letter, and it becomes necessary for this Authority to post the property for water termination, a fee of $35.00 will be charged to the property owner’s account.  At the point of posting, the property owner is notified that the full amount due and owing, together with penalties, interest and legal fees must be paid in full within ten (10) days of the notice.  In the event the full amount due is not paid, the water utility serving this property shall be directed to discontinue water service to the posted property pursuant to: (1) the Act of 1957, July 10, P.L. 622, as amended and the Act of 1978, November 26, No. 299, as amended.
     
  2. In the 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.
     

  3. Owners of 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.
     

  4. Authority 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.
     

  5. 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.