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

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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

Souderton Hometown Heroes Banners- Active Service Men & Women are Welcome to get banners too! Total of 134 so far hanging in the Borough!

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The Souderton Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor our Veterans who are serving or are veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to Souderton (attended local schools, relative, friend, etc…) at some point in his or her life, also those honored on War Memorials and Veterans recommended by the local VFW and American Legion Posts.

The Banner will be 24” x 48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides, and will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the Military and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.) Banners will be displayed from May through Veterans Day in November in observance of all Military Branch birthdays.  Banners will be removed and stored until the same period in the following year at which time they will be redisplayed.

Each Banner requires the Hometown Hero Form to be filled out, a photograph of the Hero in uniform and a payment of $130.00 for each banner, payable to: Hometown Heroes. Click here to download form. Please note the picture will not be returned.

For further information please contact Anne Henning Scheuring, 225 South Line Street, Lansdale, PA. 19446 or at E-Mail address: heroes@verizon.net or call: (215) 855-1743

Hometown Hero banners have been placed around the Borough. We have received a total of 134 banners so far.  We have been told that there are more on order. So if you don’t see a name on the list we haven’t received it into our office at this point in time.  Click on the link to view the Banner list 02.27.19 .  Banner are currently in storage. They will be hung up again for Memorial day.

Earth Day – 2018 Community Clean Up- THANK YOU!!!

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Approximately 110 volunteers gathered on Saturday April 21th 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 21, 2018 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 with volunteers being treated to coffee.  After working hard from 9 am to 12 noon volunteers were treated to lunch.  Served for lunch was pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, and beverages.  The pizza was donated by Broad St Pizza and other food was donated by Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market both of Souderton. The beverages were donated by Jim and Martha Leary of Souderton.

Several groups volunteered including The Variety Club of Worcester, Boy Scout Troops 14 and 256, IV & Souderton Democrats, Univest, the Souderton Collaborative and Zwingli UCC. In addition to the groups of volunteers there were several local residents, borough staff and borough councilors.

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 Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market, Broad St Pizza and Jim and Martha Leary for their gifts of great food and drinks.

Below are some pictures of the event.