Welcome to LPVRSA

Located in Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority provides bulk sewer treatment and transmission services to the Boroughs of Collegeville, and Trappe, and the Townships of Perkiomen, Skippack, Upper Providence and Lower Providence, through their respective municipal authorities

LPVRSA acquired the Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Perkiomen Creek Intercepter and related facilities from the Montgomery County Sewer Authority in November 2002.

Perkiomen Creek Middle Interceptor Project

To read a narrative on the Perkiomen Creek Middle Interceptor Project CLICK HERE.

WWTP Operator in Training Job Description

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to mmcgann@lpvrsa.org by April 10, 2020.

General Definition
This is an entry level position at the wastewater treatment facility. The normal working hours are Monday through Friday 7 AM to 3 PM. Upon the successful completion of a three-month training period the individual will be required to participate in the weekend and holiday rotation.
The individual will perform a variety of tasks required for the general upkeep and operation of the wastewater treatment facility. The individual will receive progressive training in the proper operation and maintenance of the facility.
Supervision is received from the Chief of Operations and Maintenance and Authority Manager. Assignments originate from the routine operating schedule, routine tank cleaning schedule, equipment rotation schedule and the preventative maintenance schedule. All work performance is reviewed primarily by the Chief of O&M.


Training will be focused on the following tasks

  • Complete daily equipment checks and data collection.
  • Conduct laboratory analyses in the LPVRSA certified laboratory.
  • Conduct daily primary sludge wasting.
  • Conduct daily secondary sludge wasting in order to maintain targeted sludge age and sludge volume.
  • Maintain and calibrate process control equipment such as Dissolved Oxygen meters & probes and chlorine residual meters & probes.
  • Operate the Belt Filter Presses complying with Land Application standards for biosolids disposal.
  • Participate in tank and equipment cleaning such as the influent bar screen, grit removal system, primary clarifiers, aeration tanks, secondary clarifiers and chlorine contact tanks.
  • How to make proper process control decisions to ensure permit compliance through evaluation of laboratory results and knowledge of treatment practices.
  • Assist maintenance staff with equipment repairs and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of O&M


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays within three months of employment.
  • Receive a PA Department of Environmental Protection Class AE, Subclass 1 wastewater operator license with three years of employment.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the treatment plant.
  • Mechanical ability to operate pumps, valves and motors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and management
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures including but not limited to lockout/tag out, ladder safety and confined space entry regulations.
  • Able to perform manual labor consistent with the wastewater treatment industry and work in all weather conditions.