Regional Growth Boundary and Sewer Service Area

The Regional Growth Boundary (RGB) was established in the 2000 Centre Region Comprehensive Plan as the area within which most future growth is anticipated to occur.

The RGB is roughly concurrent with the Sewer Service Area (SSA), which was established in the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan, adopted by the six Centre Region municipalities in 1990, and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as the Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Centre Region.

Because the Centre Region municipalities share wastewater treatment capacity at the University Area Joint Authority’s Spring Creek Pollution Control Facility, any decision to expand the public Sewer Service Area must be endorsed by the COG General Forum. 

The Centre Region Growth Boundary and Sewer Service Area Implementation Agreement includes a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process for considering future requests to expand the Centre Region RGB and SSA.

Growth Boundary Fact Sheet