Thursday, June 28, 2012
The board also tabled the agreement from Moore Energy for the proposed solar power system at the senior center.
On Wednesday the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors awarded a bid to locally-owned B. Blair Corporation to install public water lines at Traymore Manor. Township Engineer James Majewski said that four bids were received for the job, but the lowest bid came from B. Blair. The total cost will be $1.26 million, which is less than the township originally estimated. The estimated cost was $1.38 million, so that leaves "a little bit of flexibility," Majewski added. The job will be paid for by a reimbursable $2 million DEP grant, Township Manager Robert Pellegrino said. Therefore, the township will pay for the job upfront and then be reimbursed by the DEP. In February, a new ordinance required residents of Traymore Manor to abandon the use…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A new ordinance requires residents to abandon their contaminated wells and urges connection to public water.
The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing at Wednesday night's meeting concering the adoption of an ordinance that would require all Traymore Manor residents with contaminated wells to disconnect and stop using the water from them. The township was required to pass the ordinance in order to receive the $2 million DEP grant, which will pay for the installation of public water lines. There are 107 properties that fall under the ordinance's domain. Residents at those properties have 90 days to allow connection to public water and after that point they forgo the use of grant money to cover those costs. The township must inform residents 30 days before the window of time has lapsed, according to the ordinance. All wells must be …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
This is the next step in the ongoing process to provide Traymore Manor residents with a safe, uncontaminated water supply.
Residents in the western end of Northampton Township might soon see a solution to their water problems if a new ordinance is passed by the Board of Supervisors. The eight-page document outlines in detail the areas with contaminated groundwater, as identified by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It then proposes that the affected residents would connect to public water and abandon their private wells, the costs of which will be covered by a DEP grant. The township is responsible for constructing and updating the public water lines, which will be funded by a DEP grant. If residents choose not to connect to public water, the privilege to access those funds will disseminate after 90 days. After that period, any connection …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday evening, DEP officials presented a proposal for Traymore Manor residents to provide them with uncontaminated drinking and bathing water.
Four representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency conducted an informational and hopeful public meeting in the Northampton Township Administration building Thursday evening. The purpose of the meeting was to summarize their findings regarding well water contamination as it pertains specifically to the Traymore Manor community, which lies in the west corner of Northampton Township between Almshouse Road and Jacksonville Road and to propose the DEP’s solution to bring public water to the homes in the affected area at no installation cost to any of the residents except that they would have to pay water bills in the future. Conducting the meeting were Bonnie McClennen, Project Officer, and Lynda …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a hearing in Richboro tonight.
Residents have long been speaking during public comment at Board of Supervisors meetings about the water and sewer problems in the west end of the township, and tonight the DEP will be there to discuss them too. Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a meeting, complete with public comment, at 7 tonight in the Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possible options to solve the toxic water issues, affecting many homes The DEP announced in a public notice that after reviewing the affected areas and determing the contaminants, the agency recommends that public water lines be put in where residents had originally maintained private wells. Residents are invited to …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Below-normal rainfall leads to water deficits.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Department of Environmental Protection Aug. 5 issued a drought warning for four Pennsylvania counties and a drought watch for 40 counties, including Bucks and Montgomery counties. “With the hot, dry summer, our statewide monitoring network indicates a need to take this first step, which is aimed at alerting the public and water suppliers that it makes sense to take some voluntary common sense steps to conserve,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "We recommended this to Pennsylvania’s Drought Task Force, and the members agreed.” According to a release, a drought watch declaration is the first and least severe level of the state’s three drought classifications. It calls for a voluntary five-percent reduction in non- essential water use …