Earth Day – 2019 Community Clean Up- THANK YOU!!!

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Approximately 65 volunteers gathered on Saturday April 27th to participate in the community clean up.

Earth Day began in 1970 to create awareness for the Earth’s environment. Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22.

Souderton Borough volunteers worked together on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Souderton Community Park, the Souderton Pool, the Clock, Borough Building and Chestnut St Park. Volunteers helped beautify the town by raking leaves, picking up trash, weeding the beds, and spreading mulch to enhance the community for upcoming gatherings.

The event started at 9 am. After working hard from 9 am to 12 noon volunteers were treated to lunch. Participants were excited to find that lunch was provided by The Burger Shop of Main Street, Souderton. The beverages were donated by Jim and Martha Leary of Souderton.

Several groups volunteered including Moyer Indoor/Outdoor, Univest, Indian Valley Democrats, and the Souderton Charter School Collaborative. In addition to the groups of volunteers there were several local residents, borough staff, borough councilors, and Mayor John Reynolds.

The Borough would like to say thank you to the many volunteers for their hard work in making the town look so great. A special thank you to The Burger Shop and Jim and Martha Leary for their gifts of great food and drinks.

Below are some pictures of the event.

 

NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled 05.29.19 to 05.26.19

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled

Lansdale, Pa- March 26, 2019- Beginning March 31, 2019, the North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program that runs through May 26, 2019. Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by ensuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire. Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build-up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes.

“The Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection which is why NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year,” said Anthony J. Bellitto, Jr., Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority.

Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and during the day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The following is a tentative flushing schedule:

  • March 31st through April 17th:   Lansdale, Hatfield and New Britain Boroughs, Hatfield, Upper Gwynedd and New Britain Townships
  • April 17th through May 19th: Skippack, Worcester, Lower Salford, Franconia, Salford and Towamencin Townships 
  • May 12th through May 26th: Sellersville Borough 
  • May 19th through May 26th: Souderton Borough and Hilltown Township

If water discoloration occurs, customers should run the cold water for a few minutes.  If the water does not clear up, customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes. Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should call the Authority’s Customer Service Department at 215-855-3617 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact: Lindsay Hughes 215-855-3617 x130 lhughes@npwa.org

North Penn Water Flushing Schedule 2019

HOME HEATING OIL TIPS

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Now is the time to remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created a self-inspection checklist to help determine if your heating oil tank may need some TLC before winter rolls in. Be sure to visit their new web page at website to prepare for the upcoming heating oil season. Learn more at www.dep.pa.gov/homeheatingoil. Please view the Home Heating brochure attached for more information.

 

Souderton Borough is in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area- Information on what to do.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has notified Souderton Borough that we are in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. The information that they have provided us is listed below. Please feel free to print them or we have flyers here at the Borough office if you would like to stop in a pick one up.

PA Department of Agriculture has more information on their website. The link is below.

http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/protect/plantindustry/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

Printable Spotted Lanternfly Information

HOW TO ELIMINATE OR CONTROL SPOTTED LANTERNFLY

If you want to kill Spotted Lanternflies without controlling Ailanthus

Guidelines for the Control of Spotted Lanternfly