Water Quality

Sanitary Sewer Backup

In the event of a sanitary sewer backup at your property, please call the Township Office first.  The administration office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Monday through Friday.  After those hours, call 911 and a township highway crew will be dispatched to check the line.  Although the Township conscientiously maintains its sewer system, periodic backups into homes or businesses inevitably occur.  In most cases, the Township’s responsibility ends when the line is cleared and the problem causing the blockage as been addressed.  Responsibility for cleanup and damage to the premises rests with the resident.  The Township will not reimburse a property owner for plumbing fees.  Most homeowners insurance policies have optional riders for sewer backups that, if purchased will provide coverage.

DEP Water Quality Complaint Hotline Daytime 484-250-5991 Weekdays 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
DEP 24 Hour Water Quality Hotline 484-250-5900

1-866-255-5158 (toll free)

Anytime, including evenings and weekends
Spills and other Emergencies Hotlines PA DEP


PA Emergency MGT Agency


Clogged or leaking sanitary sewer lines; sewage smell in creek Nether Providence Twp


Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

After hours call 911

Fish Kills, Illegal Fishing PA Fish Commission


Also call DEP Water Quality 484-250-5991
Broken water mains Chester Water Authority 610-876-8181 – 24 hour
Broken water mains Aqua Pennsylvania 610-525-1402 – 24 hours

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