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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:

Written by Laura Office on . Posted in News Archives

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.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA application for iPhone and Android devices. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

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 MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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

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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.

2022 Souderton Borough MS-4 Program

2022 Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Plan

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.

2022 INFORMATION

SW Pollution Prevention for Small Residential Construction Sites Brochure

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:

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