Billing Procedures


The Brighton Township Municipal Authority (BTMA) and Brighton Township Sewage Authority (BTSA) bill jointly for water and sewer service. Bills are sent monthly to each account. The monthly charge for the typical residential account is $25.10 for water and $40.00 for sewer. The Township is divided into three billing districts, and each month one district has a water meter reading. Therefore, each meter is read once every quarter (each three months) or four times per year. Any use over 12,000 gallons is classified as excess usage and is billed at a rate of $5.20 per 1,000 gallons of excess water and $10.00 per 1,000 gallons of excess sewage.


The bill shows a gross amount and a net amount. The net amount is the amount billed and due on the date shown on the left-hand portion of the bill. The gross amount is the amount due if payment is made after the due date, and includes a 10% penalty for late payment. Payment can be made with a single check made payable to “BTMA” at the Municipal Building office, 1300 Brighton Road, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through the payment drop after hours and on weekends or holiday or by mail. Please enclose the payment stub with your payment. 


The following codes will appear on your bill:



Service Codes


Water Arrears  



Sewer Arrears

Water Credit 



Sewer Credit

Water Monthly Charge



Sewer Monthly Charge

Water Excess Charge



Sewer Excess Charge

Water Penalty   



Sewer Penalty


On the month your meter is read the bill will show a Previous Reading, Present Reading, Consumption in Thousands, Code and Amount.  Any questions can be handled by calling (724) 774-4800 during regular business hours.