Spotted Lanternfly Information

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Souderton Borough is in the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area:

What exactly is the Spotted Lanternfly? In this post you will find Spotted Lanternfly information on what exactly they are and how to control them.

If you aren’t able to print this information please stop by the Borough office to pick up the information.

Lanternfly Permit Information:

Any businesses that are located or working in this area are required to have a permit. After completing a short training the permit will be issued. Please click the link below to access the training. Any questions on the training please contact Tyler Bettinger at the Pa Dept or Agriculture. His number is 717-908-6518 or you can email him at tbettinger@pa.gov.

Photos of The Lanternfly:

Life Stages of the Spotted Lanterfly. A is Egg Masses on trees, B is Early Nymph small black bug with white dots, C is Late Nymph Red and black bug with white dots, D is the Adult with wings closed it has longer black front legs with pink in color with black dots, E is the Adult with wings open bright red color under the white with black dot wings.

Information provided by the PA Deptarment of Agriculture.
https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training

Souderton Borough has received the following notice:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 18, 2019

 

PECO to Restrict Route 113 (Harleysville Pike/Main Street) Intersection Next Week for Utility Improvement in Souderton Borough

King of Prussia, PA – PECO Energy is planning a weekday lane closure from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Route 113 (Harleysville Pike/Main Street) at Reliance Road in Souderton Borough, Montgomery County on Tuesday, June 25, through mid-July, for utility work, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

PECO Energy will complete this project under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

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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 from the PA DEP.

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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 about Home Heating oil Tips at  www.dep.pa.gov/homeheatingoil. Please view the Home Heating brochure attached for more information.

Remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills! Learn more: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating oil tip: Ensure the tank address is clearly visible and the fill line is clearly marked. Many Spills and overfills have resulted from deliveries made to the wrong tank. More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Routinely inspect the exterior of above ground tanks and all attached equipment. Many times leaks can easily be detected and corrected before extensive environmental damage occurs. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Install spill and overfills occur when product is delivered to the tank. There are simple and generally inexpensive devices that can prevent this from occurring.  MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Tanks can collapse when the tank legs rust or when the soil underneath settles. Tanks should be installed on a concrete pad and be secured with floor flanges and concrete anchors. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating Oil Tip: Tanksand equipment should be inspected for uniform corrosion, pitting holes, leaking pipes, loose joints and loose fittings. Tanks rust from the inside out.  A Freshly painted tank doesn't mean that it is structurally sound! More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL

Thank you to the volunteers who cleaned up West St Park.

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Volunteers with bags full of items they cleaned up. Volunteers with bags full of items that they cleaned up.

Thank you to the Volunteers of Zion Mennonite Church & Boy Scout Troop 461. Mayor John Reynolds and members of Souderton Borough Council would like to express their appreciation to members of Zion Mennonite Church and Boy Scout Troop 461. Thank you for your volunteer service in cleaning up the trash and debris from the West Street Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Their service to the Community is very much appreciated.