Hopewell Township Municipal Office in York County

3336 Bridgeview Road
PO Box 429
Stewartstown, PA 17363

Phone: 717-993-2027
Fax: 717-993-5068

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday: 8AM to 4PM
Wednesday: Closed to the public
Thursday, Friday: 8AM to 4PM

Septic System Cesspool Enforcement

For information concerning on-lot septic systems/cesspools contact:
Keith Hunnings, Sewage Enforcement Officer

Eric Swiger, Alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer

Phone: 717-942-2248

Email: SouthPennCC@gmail.com

Fax: 717-942-2476


ATTENTION: OWNERS OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND CESSPOOLS

As part of the PA Department of Environmental Protection Act 537 Plan, Hopewell Township is required to adopt a maintenance plan for all septic systems and cesspools located in the Township. This maintenance plan will require all of these systems to be pumped (septic systems) or inspected (cesspools) once every four years. The program will commence on January 1, 2014.

The Township has been divided into four separate “districts”. Residences in the fourth district received letters in January 2017 and the first again in 2018 and so on and so on. Those with septic systems that do not have a 24” inside diameter clean-out pipe will be required to have one installed. This will enable the septic hauler to clean out the tank more efficiently and thoroughly.

Once the tank has been pumped by a licensed pumper/hauler, they must fill out a “manifest report”, which needs to be provided to the Township within 30 days of the date pumped. Note: If your tank has been pumped within one year of the time you receive your pumping notice, you can provide written proof of such pumping and will not be required to pump that year.

If your home is served by a cesspool, you have the option to have the Sewage Enforcement Officer, Keith Hunnings, do a visual inspection of your area rather than pumping the cesspool.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHICH DISTRICT YOU ARE IN