Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority


BAJSA TruckBAJSA owns and maintains a comprehensive sanitary sewer system consisting of Berwick Borough, Briar Creek Borough, Briar Creek Township, Salem Township and Mifflin Township. The treatment plant, located in Berwick Borough, was expanded and upgraded beginning in 1993 this upgrade was to remove the U-tubes in the aeration tanks and added 6 submersible mixers and diffused air. Two new circular clarifiers were added.

In 2002 a Centrifuge was added to help in sludge removal. The comminuter was removed and replaced with a bar screen to remove debris. In 2009 we underwent another upgrade to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources 2005 Chesapeake Bay Initiative, we also added a Cannibal System which further aid in sludge and debris removal. A SCADA system was incorporated into the system to aid in Nitrogen reduction.

The plant has a design flow of 2.2 MGD is currently operating at 1.4 MGD. The plant consists of an anaerobic basin, an aerobic basin, two secondary clarifiers, two final clarifiers and 3 chlorine contact tanks for sludge removal we have a centrifuge and a belt filter press in addition to the cannibal system.

The BAJSA holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Any problems or concerns with sewer lines, please contact us at (570) 759-9411 or (570) 752-8477.

What's New

Salem Tappage Fee Penalty

Effective August 2013, Salem Township residents whom hold an outstanding tappage fee balance will be charged a penalty of 1.5% per month.  If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact us at (570) 752-8477.


Paperless Billing

Sign up now for Paperless Billing and not have to worry about your bill being lost again!  Just contact our office at 570-752-8477 and register your e-mail address with us.


Upcoming Projects
Two more Storm Water/Sanitary Sewer Projects to go: North of Mercer Street and North of Iron Street. read more ...

Current Projects
The North of Ida Street Storm Water/Sanitary Sewer Project is approximately 64% complete. read more ...