Municipal Authority

The Municipal Authority of Lower Swatara Township acquires, constructs, improves and equips the sewer system and sewer-related facilities for public purposes and leases the sewer system to the Lower Swatara Township. There are approximately 43.5 miles of gravity sewer line and 3.0 miles of force main for a total of 46.5 miles of sanitary sewer line in the Township. Lower Swatara does not have its own treatment plant. The majority of discharge to the system is treated at the Highspire Wastewater Treatment Plant. The discharge from the eastern portion of the Township is treated at the Middletown Treatment Plant and the discharge from the northernmost portion of the Township is treated at the Southwest Treatment Plant located in Derry Township.

Josh Fox, P.E.
HRG (Engineers)
369 E. Park Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Peter R. Henninger (Solicitor)
Jones & Henninger, P.C.
339 W. Governor Rd. Suite 201
Hershey, PA 17033


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lester Lanman Director of Public Works and Municipal Authority 717-939-9377 ext. 3034
Tracey Bechtel Administrative Assistant / Billing 717-939-7633, ext. 3002
Tim Wargo Hoover Engineering, Sewage Enforcement Officer
Josh Fox P.E.
Peter R. Henninger Solicitor

Board Members

Name Title
Richard W. Wilkinson Member, Term Expires 12/31/2024
Dan Magaro Member, Term Expires 12/31/2021
Chet Hartz Member, Term Expires 12/31/2023
Scott Spangler Member, Term Expires 12/31/2020
Frank Popp Member, Term Expires 12/31/2022

Municipal Authority Staff

Employee NamePosition

Director of Public Works

Jeffrey Ash

System Operator