Bern Township Municipal Authority (BTMA)
operates public water and sewer service in Bern Township

Bern Township Municipal Authority BTMA Office
    Bern Township Building
    1069 Old Bernville Road
    Reading PA 19605-9632
    Phone: 610-916-9919
    Fax: 610-916-9920

    Office Administrator: Ms. Lori Hozza
Assistant Administrator: Luanne Schettler

There is a drop box outside the main door to the Township building.

BTMA payments cannot be accepted at the Bern Township office window, only at the BTMA window.
When the office is closed BTMA payments can ONLY be made at the drive-thru window of Vist Bank, located on Rt 183 across from WAWA. Or you can mail your payment to the BTMA address.

Office Hours
    Monday-Wednesday, 8:30-3:30
    Thursday, 8:30-4:30
    Friday Closed

Getting Your Bill
BTMA bills are printed on postcards, then mailed to you via the U. S. Postal Service. Would you rather get your BTMA bill by email instead?Just click the green PDF link below and download the application form, fill it in, sign and return it to the BTMA office then we’ll set it up for you.
E-Mail My Bill Request Form

Several Ways to Pay Your Bill
BTMA offers an ACH Automatic Cash Transfer payment option: Your bill is automatically paid around the 22nd to the 25th each month using a bank account that you have selected. To apply fill in the PDF application form below, sign it and send it to the BTMA office. The ACH auto payment option has been described in the Bern Township Newsletter and has been available to our customers for about 2 years, at no charge to our consumers. Automatic Cash Transfer ACH Application Form
Pay Your Bill at VIST BANK on Rt 183
BTMA customers can also make their payments in person at the VIST Bank branch on Rt 183 at West Leesport Road, but to make your payment there you MUST have your BTMA bill, or a copy of it. 
Put your check in the Drop Box At Township Building
A drop box has been installed outside the building on the wall next to the front door of the Bern Twp. Municipal Building, but please pay by check, not cash if you use the drop box.
The BTMA Board is committed to keeping user fees steady for our 900+ customers so we try to keep our running costs low. (Rates for sewer customers went down just over a year ago.) We have two part-time employees who are always willing to answer questions for you.

2021 BTMA Meetings are held: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Ap 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sep 22, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15 at the Township Building on the 4th Wednesday at 11am

BTMA Board 2021
    Chuck Koch,  Chairman
    Jay Field,  Treasurer
    Irene Reed,  Secretary
    Fredric Gurman
    Danielle Pappas

BTMA Solicitor
    Dan Becker, Esq
    Kozloff Stoudt
    2640 Westview Drive
    PO Box 6286
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    Phone 610-670-2552
    Fax 610-670 2591

BTMA Engineer
    Kevin Conrad,
    Municipal Representative from SSM
    Spotts, Steven and McCoy, Inc.
    1047 North Park Road
    PO Box 6307
    PA 19610-0307
    Fax: 610-621-2001

    Reinsel & Co. LLP
    1015 Penn Avenue
    P.O. Box 7008
    Wyomissing, PA 19610-6008
    Phone: 610-376-1595
    Fax: 610-376-7340

Swift 911 Your Contact Information

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the Township we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.  Swift911in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Bern Township Municipal Authority  If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form using the link below to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.Click on the link below to set up your account at Swift 911The please add your current contact information so you can be notified about an emergency or other important notifications:
2019 Drinking Water Reports
From Reading Area Water Authority
From Western Berks Water Authority
From Our Public Water Suppliers
2021 BTMA Meetings AgendasMinutes
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2020Approved Minutes BTMA
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