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rswa officeWelcome to the Roamingwood Sewer & Water website!
As a customer of RS&W, we ask that you visit this website on a regular basis to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest information or announcements. Through this website, we have provided access to many documents to help answer your questions and to update you on projects, events, and initiatives that relate to your water and sewer service. We are in the process of updating our website to better connect with our customers and the community, and we will be working to keep the information as current as possible. If there is anything that you feel should be added, clarified, or if there is a website bug/error, please let us know via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A message from our Project Manager

DxDNkOIXcAAg4GWAs the sewer and water project nears completion, one important fact to realize, as a property owner with an EcoTran basin, is the presence of an underground wire on your property running from the control box to the grinder pump.

If you plan on excavating or performing any renovations that require earth disturbance like an addition or a deck, a mandatory PA1 call must be made, by your contractor, to locate your wire prior to any earth disturbance.

Be advised any damage that occurs to the wire or control box, as the homeowner, you will be financially responsible for the repair costs.

Call: To place a dig or design notification in Pennsylvania, please call 8-1-1 or 1-800-242-1776 (outside PA) or visit: www.roamingwood.com/811

RS&W Requests E-mail and Cell Phone Numbers
We are improving how we stay in contact with our valued customers. In the near future, we wish to provide the following features:

     *Improved Construction Information
     *Service & Billing Alerts
     *Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter

Rules & Regulations (effective May 2017)

Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association has just released an updated version of our Rules & Regulations, effective May 2017.
The document can be viewed by clicking here.

RS&W "Three-Strike Rule", Prohibitions, Special Treatment for Outdoor Grinder Pump System

Please click here for Roamingwood Sewer & Water's "Three-Strike Rule" regarding prohibited waste, devices and special treatment regarding your outdoor grinder pump system.

Upcoming Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting

has been rescheduled for

March 27th at 5:00pm 

at our Main Office.

Click Here for Future Board Meetings



As Stage 3, the final stage in the Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association’s infrastructure replacement project, draws to an end, it seems like a good time to give the property owners of this community a review of what we have accomplished over the past 4 years of construction.   Under the project there has been almost 40 miles of new water and sewer main installed along with over 22 miles of new service lines.  The work completed in the project also included the installation of over 400 new fire hydrants and over 3200 grinder pumps.  Finally, when the project is complete, over 40 miles of roads in the community will be paved.

The goal of this project was to provide the residents of the Hideout with reliable sewer and water service, and at the same time, reduce the amount of ground water entering the sewer system and reduce the amount of water pumped from the wells.  With these goals in mind, we are pleased to announce the project is a success.  The amount of water main breaks last month was zero, the flow into the waste water treatment plant has reduced by 33% and the amount of water pumped from the wells has decreased by 25%.  We expect these numbers to improve as data is collected throughout the year.

Everyone at Roamingwood Sewer and Water would like to thank the members of this community for being patient and understanding over the last few years.  We know, at some points of the construction process, there were some inconveniences like traffic delays, poorly marked detours, water outages and property restoration delays.  The staff here at RSWA hopes you can see the benefits of the project and continue to be patient as we work towards final completion in the up-coming year.  Right now, the contractor is working on the punch list including property restoration. Property restoration will continue throughout the winter weather permitting with a tentative completion date set for late spring. Driveway paving and grass planting will occur once the temperature is suitable.

If you have any questions, please call the Project Management Office at (570) 698-6162 option 2. For more up-to-date construction info, please checkout the monthly distributed Hideabout newspaper and visit our website at www.roamingwood.com.

If you have any questions, please call the Project Management Office at (570) 698-6162 option 2.

 Stage 3 (Remaining Areas, as of August 2016)

1-20, 37-53, 125-133, 155-172, 174, 175, 298-315, 326-362, 407-456, 462-610, 620-669, 684-752, 820-845, 1027-1061, 1082-1103, 1126-1231, 1298-1341, 1481-1484, 1516-1571, 1592-1619, 1644-1655, 1713-1745, 1770-1773, 1807-1857, 1885-1890, 1903-2062, 2072-2147, 2264-2270, 2273-2275

Stage 3 Paving Announcement

First and foremost, the SWCWSA and RS&W organization would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the community members for their patience and cooperation throughout this entire Infrastructure Replacement Project. This project was the largest of its kind presently in North America and our community now stands as a model for many other sewer and water systems who now face this same challenge and hope to achieve the success we have. It has not gone unrecognized, the financial burden that has been placed on the members of this community. Our organization is still committed to making our service and our standards of practice worthy of it, to our customers.

The final run: As construction approaches Substantial Completion of the third and final stage, crews will be working through the winter on final restoration of properties to their former conditions. Property restorations will continue until all issues have been addressed. All driveways will be addressed, temporarily, as needed for the coming winter months. All streets will receive a scratch coat of paving to allow for smooth driving and plowing, as well, through the winter.

Final Paving Program has been postponed to the Spring of 2019. Due to the historic rainfall we have experienced this summer and autumn, this decision was at the recommendation of the project’s professional engineers to postpone. This will allow for any hidden problems to surface in the interim and our crews to address before the final pave is applied.

Once again, Thank You for your continued cooperation and understanding.

-Jack Lennox, Executive Director RS&W

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Water Turn-On Services

IMPORTANT: Before requesting services to be turned on, the customer MUST be present at the home. Customers are responsible for charges incurred if faucets have been left in the "on" position, or for any property damage due to faulty piping or fixtures, when water service is activated.

Ejector Pump Replacement
Addendum to Rules & Regulations Book

RS&W Management and Board of Directors would like to clarify the purpose and scope of the letter that was recently sent to all members. In our efforts to address, what will be, a future necessity regarding the safety and operation of the new Low-Pressure Pump System (LPPS), the letter sent out may not have accurately addressed the scope of the new amendment to our Rules & Regulations. In light of the confusion over the letter’s verbiage, some changes have been made to the E3.a rule’s wording. These changes will hopefully clarify who is directly affected by this amendment.

Requirement of the permit and type of pump, as indicated in Rule E12.

E12. All sewage ejection pumps in The Hideout must be installed in the structure and / or immediately adjacent to the structure and must be using either a Barnes Indoor Unit OGVH 2022 L or Barnes Outdoor Unit OGVH 2022 CE to be compatible with RS&W system requirements. Basin capacity must be 50 gallon.

Please see below how the rule may affect you:

Retrofit Pump (direct grinder ejection pump inside/adjacent to the structure installed during the Infrastructure Replacement Project) – Future replacement of the pump requires a permit and the purchase of a compatible pump for the LPPS.

Ejector pump to EcoTran Basin (indirect pump inside/adjacent to structure) – Future replacement of the pump requires permit to confirm system will NOT be affect by replacement of pump in house.

EcoTran Basin (rock covered basin at the street, maintained by RS&W) – EcoTran basin customers are NOT affected by this rule. Ejector Pump Replacement- Addendum to Rules & Regulations Book 

E3.a All Pumps located inside the home or immediately adjacent to the structure, must obtain a non-monetary permit, approved by RS&W, prior to purchase or replacement of the pump. ALL retrofitted direct grinder ejection pumps, installed by RS&W during the Infrastructure Replacement Project, MUST be compatible with the new Low-Pressure Pump System (LPPS).

Click Here for RS&W's Rules & Regulations

About Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association

We are responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 40 miles of water distribution mains and over 48 miles of wastewater (sewage) collection mains. Our staff, which performs these vital functions, has a total of over 125 years of work experience at RS&W.  Learn More...