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
Office Administrator: Ms. Lori Hozza
Assistant Administrator: Ms. Brandi Nemes
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.
BTMA MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA DEADLINES
The deadline for items to be included in the agenda of the BTMA monthly meeting is 4:00pm on the Thursday before the scheduled meeting.
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
Pay Your Bill AUTOMATICALLY
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.
ATTENTON LANDLORDS! All rental properties in the BTMA service area MUST have the landlord’s name on the water/sewer account. If your tenant needs to receive a copy of the bill, then you, as the owner, must notify the BTMA office of the name of your tenant. If a tenant moves, the owner is responsible for letting the BTMA office know. The landlord must also inform the office of the new tenant’s name. The office cannot split bills between the owner and the tenant. The owner of the property is ultimately responsible for any outstanding amounts due. If you are planning to sell the property, please notify the office when the property is advertised for sale and also when the property is under contract please inform the office of the settlement date.
BTMA Board 2023
Chuck Koch, Chairman
Jay Field, Treasurer
Irene Reed, Secretary
Fredric Gurman, Vice Chair
Dan Becker, Esq
2640 Westview Drive
PO Box 6286
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Fax 610-670 2591
Municipal Representative from SSM
Spotts, Steven and McCoy, Inc.
1047 North Park Road
PO Box 6307
Reinsel & Co. LLP
1015 Penn Avenue
P.O. Box 7008
Wyomissing, PA 19610-6008
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. Swift911™in 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:|
|2022 Drinking Water Reports|
|Western Berks Water Quality Report|
|Reading Area Water Authority Report|
|2023 BTMA Meetings||Agendas||Approved Minutes|
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|Feb 22||Feb 22||February 22, 2023|
|Mar 22||Mar 22||March 22,2023|
|April 26||April 26||April 26 ,2023|
|May 24||May 24||May 24,2023|
|2022 BTMA Meetings||Agendas||Minutes|
|2021 BTMA Meetings||Agendas||Minutes|
|2020||Approved Minutes BTMA|