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Home Heating oil Tips from the PA DEP.

Written by Laura Office on . Posted in News Archives

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

Stormwater Management

Written by Laura Office on . Posted in Uncategorized

Protect Our Water Supply

As storm water flows over roofs, across lawns, and down driveways, it picks up dirt, debris, and chemicals before entering storm drains. Storm drains then empties into the bodies of water we use for drinking, swimming, and fishing. Protect our water supply by helping to reduce the contaminants in our storm water.

Here’s how to protect our water supply:

  • Use the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of hazardous household substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies, and paint.
  • Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff.
  • Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. If left in your yard or at the park, pet waste can be carried into the storm sewer system or a stream by storm water runoff.
  • Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take it to a commercial car wash, where the water is treated and recycled.
  • Plant drought-tolerant, native plants and grasses in your garden. They often require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

Small MS4 Stormwater Program Overview

10 simple things identified by the EPA that the typical homeowner and/or business owner can do to help reduce stormwater pollution.

For more information on how storm water affects our water supply, use the links at right and below.

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Southeast Regional Stormwater Management

EPA Storm water Outreach Materials

   CLICK HERE to download the entire booklet copies of the booklet may be picked up at the Borough office.

Helpful Storm water Links

Rain Drain Brochure also on the right hand side of this page.

2021 INFORMATION

   

Learn more about your environment and how to help prevent Stormwater pollution in your community.

Souderton Borough lies within the Perkiomen Creek Watershed. Learn more about your watershed and how you can help protect it by going on the Souderton Borough website to check out a wealth of information on preventing Stormwater pollution as well as other things you can do to help the environment and improve your lawn and gardens.

Additionally, the Perkiomen Creek Conservancy has more information about the entire watershed including the following workshops and volunteer days:

    • Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop
      Date: Saturday, March 13th: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
      Location: Pick up supplies at the Conservancy and attend the Zoom call & assemble at home
      Guide: Jessie Kemper, PWC Conservation Coordinator
      Cost: $50.00

      Rain barrels are containers that collect and store rain water from your downspout to be used for watering plants, cleaning yard equipment, or topping off a swimming pool. All supplies for making the rain barrel will be provided and our Conservation Coordinator will lead you through the process of putting your rain barrel together. To make this event contact-less, you will pick up your supplies at the Conservancy in advance (details TBD), then follow along with Jessie on a Zoom Call as she guides you through assembly. You will need a device that you can use to connect to the Zoom Call. Rain barrels sell for $150 or more, but you can build one with us for less than half of that price! Register early, supplies are limited!

    • Native Plant-sale 2021
    • When is the Stream Clean-up? In 2021, it is scheduled for Saturday, April 10th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. We are also offering corporate groups the opportunity to volunteer on Friday, April 9th. The event traditionally takes place in April each year, to coincide with National Earth Day and the Great Pennsylvania Clean-up event.

      For information on the 2021 Stream clean up click here and you will get directed to the stream clean up page.

Go to www.perkiomenwatershed.org for more details and to learn more about these fun and helpful events and more! 

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP!

Please report the following activities to the Borough if they are observed:

  • Sediment leaving a construction site
  • Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil
  • Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)
  • Sanitary sewer overflow
  • Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)
  • Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments
  • Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments

 During Normal Business Hours (M-F 8:30 – 5:00): 215-723-4371 Souderton Borough Office

During all other hours:  215-723-6500 Souderton Borough Police Department

BOROUGH COUNCIL CONSIDERS BIDS FOR THE INTERIOR PORTION OF THE BROAD THEATER PROPERTY

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Souderton Borough Council received two formal bid proposals to purchase the interior parcel of the former Broad Theater properties. The Broad Theater was located within the corner parcel, which is not part of this sale. Broad Entertainment, LP purchased the Broad Theater and the adjoining parcel known as 30 W. Broad Street for the purpose of renovating the theater with an adjoining full service restaurant and lounge. Renovations began around 2008 but structural challenges and resulting financial difficulties stalled the project for the past several years. The building interiors on both parcels have been completely gutted and significant structural improvements completed. The Borough of Souderton took possession of the Broad Theater properties through Sheriff Sale on April 26, 2017 due to default on an economic development loan.

Front view along West Broad Street

 

On September 18, 2017, Borough Council received two qualified bid proposals to purchase the interior section of the property. Both proposals suggest commercial use of the property, but their approach and proposed design is distinctly different.

  1. Davood Sowhangar, owner of Broad Street Pizza, submitted the highest purchase price proposal at $250,000. They propose to relocate the Broad Street Pizza restaurant into the first floor space of the property with a second commercial rental unit on the first floor. Office suites are proposed on the second floor with a third floor residential rental unit. Click here to view Davood’s Proposal.
  2. Barbara Smith-Johnson, t/a 30 West Partnership, LLC submitted a purchase price proposal of $200,000. They are proposing to create a vibrant public market place throughout all three floors of the building. The market concept will feature a mix of retail, restaurant and gathering spaces on the first and second floors with a roof top garden and restaurant space on the third floor. Click here to view Barbara’s t/a 30 West Partnership’s Proposal.

The bid documents state that Borough Council will base their final award, not only on price, but also in consideration of the proposed concept plans and ability of the bidder to carry out the intended project. Borough Council met with both bidders at the September 18 Administrative Work Session and will be considering a final award at their November 6, 2017 Borough Council meeting. The bid proposals are above in this article for your review.

Borough Council will be looking to advertise the Theater section of this property following this decision.

SCAMS In Montgomery County-INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO!

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The SeniorLAW Center has provided us with information on the scams that are occurring in Montgomery County.  These scams can effect everyone! Below are a list of the scams.  Please click here for what to do!

Heath Care Scams, Grandkid Scams, IRS imposter Scams, Tech Support Scams, Identity Theft, and Utility Scams.

PECO Joins National Effort to Help Fight Scammers “Utilities United Against Scams Day 11/15/17” helps raise awareness and provides customers with essential information to fight back!

Police Contact information

Written by Laura Office on . Posted in Police Department

Contact Us

Have Information for the Police Department?

Use our anonymous on-line Crimes Tip Form.

Have a Question for the Police Department?

Please send an e-mail using the contact directory instead of using the form on this page.
This e-mail address is for non-emergency matters. If you have an emergency, or need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1 or the police department at 215-723-6500.  This e-mail mailbox is not monitored daily.
You may also contact the Souderton Borough Police Department by mail:

Souderton Police Department
31 West Summit Street
Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: 215-723-6500
Fax: 215-721-0100

Police Department Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Police Department is available 24/7 by using the Red Phone within the lobby entrance.