Sewage / Septic Information

Union Township is served by:

1.  Peters Creek Sanitary Authority for public sewer service around Finleyville, or
2.  West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority for public sewer service in the Elrama area; otherwise
3.  the resident has a Home Septic System governed by Washington County Sewage Council

All persons selling real estate in the township are required to have a  dye test performed for all sewered AND septic system properties by the appropriate agency (See REALTY)

Peters Creek Sanitary Authority
The Peters Creek Sanitary Authority was created to serve the needs of residents of Finleyville Borough, Union Township, Nottingham Township, Jefferson Borough and Peters Township. The Peters Creek Sanitary Authority has ten members, three of which are appointed by the Union Township Board of Supervisors. Board members are appointed for a five-year term.

  • Joan Trax
  • Chuck Wilson
  • Richard Lawson

The Sanitary Board meets the second Monday of each month at their offices at 3502 Lincoln Avenue in Finleyville at 7:00 PM. The Authority is responsible for all aspects of the operation of its facilities. The Authority adopts its own budget, sets rates and hires employees.

For more information contact Rick Kovach, Office Manager, at 724-348-6860.  Link to website:  PCSA

West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority
The West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority was created to serve the needs of residents of West Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, and Union Township.  The West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority has ten members.  One member is appointed by the Union Township Board of Supervisors.   WESA Board members are appointed for a five-year term.  Current Representation is:

  • Ed Frye

The Board meets the fourth Monday of each month at their offices at 125 N 1st Ave, W Elizabeth at 7:00 PM. The Authority is responsible for all aspects of the operation of its facilities. The Authority adopts its own budget, sets rates and hires employees.  For more information contact Scott Pearson, 412-384-2322

Washington County Sewage Council
In 1977, eight townships in Washington County formed the Washington County Sewage Council (or WCSC). Now, almost every Township in Washington County is a member of the co-op. Union Township became a member in 1987. This council was established (according to Act 537) for the purpose of providing faster, more knowledgeable service for the property owners in each township. By combining their efforts, each township is able to lower the costs required to comply with the DEP’s wastewater-related regulations. If you need a holding tank, on-lot sewage disposal system, or dye testing please call the Washington County Sewage Council at 724-223-0504 or link to the Washington County Sewage Council Web-Site. http://www.wcsewagecouncil.com