The collection system is operated and maintained by a staff of 17 people, and is headed by the Collection System Superintendent. All staff members require licenses issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in this field to assure competency.

Collection System Superintendent

Mark Harter, 33 years of service

Our Collection System Superintendent is Mark Harter. Mark has 5 years in the Sewer Construction Field and 33 years at the Authority in the Wastewater Collection Field. He is currently licensed as a certified Wastewater System Operator Class E. He is also a recipient of the Central Pennsylvania Water Quality Association’s Collection System Excellence Award.

The Collection System Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the following activities:

  • Development Construction Inspection
  • Lift Station Maintenance and Construction
  • Mainline Maintenance
  • Inflow / Infiltration Inspection
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Answering questions from the public regarding service problems
  • Answering questions from developers regarding service potential
  • Answering questions from engineers regarding design requirements for construction and is the Authority’s contact for approvals for all development projects

Assistant Collection System Superintendent

Doug Corman, 21 years of service

Our Assistant Collection System Superintendent is Doug Corman, whose experience in excavation and pipeline construction began with the Authority began in 1997. He is responsible for organizing and overseeing all work crew activities involving main-line maintenance and replacement, lift station maintenance, and inflow/infiltration investigation.


Bruce Harpster, Jeff Crytser, Scott Driver

There are currently 3 Inspectors: Bruce Harpster, Jeff Crytser, and Scott Driver. The Inspectors are responsible for determining whether or not newly constructed sewer extensions providing service for new developments meet UAJA specifications. They are also responsible for inspecting new building sewer laterals connected to the mainline sewer. They respond to requests for sewer line locations when notified an excavation is scheduled by the PA One Call System.

Sewer Maintenance Staff

12 Members

The Sewer Maintenance Staff is comprised of 12 people who are responsible for making all repairs and upgrades to the collection system.

  • Kerry Bartley – Crew Leader
    19 years of service
  • Darren Brown – Crew Leader
    17 years of service
  • Jim Chamberlain
    21 years of services
  • Emanuel Yoder
    17 years of service
  • Dave Ream
    14 years of service
  • Josh Rogers
    13 years of service
  • Chuck Harpster
    12 years of service
  • Bill Heckman
    10 years of service
  • Shane Hosterman
    5 years of service
  • Morgan Miller
    2 years of service
  • Troy Rimmey
    2 years of service
  • Cody Smith
    1 year of service

Staff duties include replacing mainline piping, fixing leaky manholes, repairing broken lateral pipes from sewer mains to customer property lines, and adjusting manhole casting elevations to coincide with local and state road paving projects.  Staff also monitors and maintains the operation of 17 Lift Stations and 3 Flow Meters, as well as investigates the Collections System for Inflow and Infiltration (ground or surface water that enters the system via breaks or leaks) through the used of closed-circuit tv, flow meters, digital cameras, and other testing equipment. Where feasible, crews also perform upgrades to the system by installing larger diameter piping, and by installing gravity piping that allows us to remove lift (pump) stations – which results in operational savings of maintenance time and energy costs.

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