Saturday, August 15, 2020


Leaf Collection Services Keeps Yards Neat, Infrastructure Clear

 In Western Pennsylvania, early October brings colorful changes to our landscape, as trees transition from verdant shades of green to vivid yellows, oranges, and reds. However, as the calendar moves all too rapidly toward winter, brisk rains and swirling winds will cause this foliage to drop onto our yards and roadways. Fallen leaves not only mean slippery sidewalks and driveways; they can also cause major headaches for both municipalities and residents if they are allowed to obstruct stormwater infrastructure. For four consecutive weeks beginning October 21st and ending November 15th, trash vendor Waste Management will offer curbside leaf collection. Property owners are asked to rake leaves on a weekly basis and place in brown biodegradable bags. Please do not store leaves, whether bagged or otherwise, near any inlets, catch basins, manholes, or other storm sewer structures.


Borough Appreciates Patience During Sewage Billing Transition

Brentwood Borough is pleased to have introduced an enhanced sewage collection system. However, as often occurs during the rollout phase of complex new software, several technical glitches have been discovered. We have been in discussions with our vendors and are seeking a prompt and permanent remedy.


During this transitional period, we have received an extreme number of telephone and email inquiries in regard to the new billing format. Our customer service department consists of a single employee, and she is attempting to diligently address each resident concern; please be patient and understand that the call volume is so high that her voicemail is continuously filling to capacity.


The Borough is confident that, once these errors are corrected, sewage collections will become much more efficient than under our previous system.

Sewage Billing Process to Change in 2015


Effective December 31, 2014, Brentwood Borough will be terminating its sewage collection relationship with Jordan Tax Service. The Borough has contracted with PNC Bank to generate monthly statements and to collect sewage receipts.  Customers will have the option of submitting payment via check by mailing the enclosed envelope to PNC’s remote “lockbox.” Additionally, clients will have the opportunity to satisfy a bill via credit card or to enroll for automatic withdrawal through a link to PNC’s “Payer Express” that will be hosted on the Borough website. This simple electronic tool will even allow residents to view balances and payment history from the comfort of their living rooms. PNC will provide real time transaction data to Borough staff so as to allow for the prompt recording of payments in our new billing program from Software Systems.


As part of our commitment to transparency and open communication, the Borough will be moving all customer service functions to become in-house duties. Clients will be able to receiving billing and usage data, as well as to change account information, by calling or visiting our municipal offices. Please note that, unless otherwise required by a termination of service notice, residents will not be able to make payments at the borough building.