About the Authority

West Cocalico Township Authority is a five member board appointed by the West Cocalico Township Board of Supervisors to serve the citizens of the Reinholds and Blainsport areas with public water and/or public sewer service.

The Authority meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room.

Currently there are 972 homes served by public water and 650 served by public sewer.  There are three wells that serve the 972 homes.  The most recent well, Well #3, went into service in August of 2004 which was put on line due to nitrate levels rising in Well #2.  While not at the maximum allowable concentration nitrate level per PA DEP and EPA standards, the Authority took remedial action and added the third well. 

In 1987, the West Cocalico Township Authority began allowing homes to connect to the wastewater treatment plant which was permitted by DEP for 150,000 gallons per day of wastewater to be treated at the wastewater treatment plant.  Currently there is a moratorium on the sewer connections as there is an infiltration problem when it rains, which causes the daily flow of sewage through the wastewater treatment plant to rise well above the DEP permitted level of 150,000 gallons per day.  Therefore it is very important that no sump pump is connected to the public sewer system and all sewer vent caps are replaced when missing.

Should you have any questions relating to your public water and/or public sewer, please feel free to call the Authority during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 336-6265 or attend a meeting of the West Cocalico Township Authority.  If you have an emergency with your public water or public sewer after hours or on weekends, please call 629-7044.



Boards &


Board of Supervisors
Meetings are held the first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month
at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room.

Planning Commission
Planning Commission meets the second Monday of the month
at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room.

Zoning Hearing Board
Zoning Hearing Board meets the second Thursday of the month as necessary at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room.

Park and Recreation Commission
Park and Recreation Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room or at one of the township parks.





The Open Records Officer for West Cocalico Township is Carolyn Hildebrand, Township Manager.

Phone: 717-336-8720
Email: wcocalico@gmail.com

All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Municipal Building during established business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of weekends and holidays.

Requests shall be made in writing to the township Open Records Officer on a form provided by the township.

Fee Schedule:
Paper copies shall be $.25 per page per side. The certification of a record is $5 per record. Specialized documents including, but not limited to blue prints, color copies, and non-standard sized documents shall be charged the actual cost of production. Fax copies will be available at the cost of $.75 per page. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The township shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.

Contact Information for Appeals:
If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to Terry Mutchler, Executive Director, Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Plaza Level, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225; phone: (717) 346-9903; and e-mail: openrecords@state.pa.us