2nd Quarter Water/Sewer Billing

2nd Quarter Water and Sewer Bills were mailed out on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 with a due date of Monday, May 9, 2022.  Penalties will be added and delinquent letters will be mailed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  Properties will be posted for non-payment on Thursday, May 19, 2022 with an additional $20.00 fee added.  Shut-offs for non-payment will be on Monday, May 31, 2022 with an additional $30.00 fee added.  Prompt payment will avoid additional fees on your water and sewer billing. 

Job openings for other municipalities

The Borough Manager receives job openings for other Municipalities and we like to pass them along to our residents in case someone is looking for employment or you have a family member or friend needing a job.

 West Brandywine Township – Permit Clerk

West Goshen Township – Accounting Clerk

West Goshen Township – Accounts Payable Clerk

Easttown Township – Administrative Receptionist

Lower Providence Township – Human Resources Director

Easttown Township – Director of Planning and Zoning Officer

 

No Plastic Bags, No Pizza Boxes

Beginning the week of October 19th, we will begin to reject improperly presented recyclables to avoid possible new charges from SECCRA if we do not keep our stream of recycling materials clean. We need everybody’s help to accomplish this.

No Plastic Bags
SECCRA, where the recyclables we collect are processed, will no longer accept recycling in plastic bags — no trash bags or retailer bags. These bags clog the processing machines and are THE number one contaiminate in the recycling process. Single use retailer bags should be saved and recycled at your retailer of choice. Giant and Lowe’s both have collection boxes at their entrances.

No Pizza Boxes
SECCRA will not accept pizza boxes.

 

 

Alzheimer Support.com

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists West Grove families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through our free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the West Grove area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones. Please click on the below link to access our website:

https://www.alzheimersupport.com/memory-care/pennsylvania/

Low-income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Water Assistance Program/LIHWAP
Applications are now being accepted for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program to help low-income families pay overdue water bills. LIHWAP is a grant. You do not have to repay it.
LIHWAP crisis grants may be available if you have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your water service. You can receive one crisis grant for your drinking water service and one crisis grant for your wastewater service, up to $2,500 each. Crisis situations include:
• Past-due water bills.
• Termination of utility service.
• Danger of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days).
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How to Apply
• Online: www.compass.state.pa.us
• Paper: You can download a paper application, print it, fill it out, and return it to your local county assistance office.
• LIHWAP Paper Application — English (PDF)
• LIHWAP Paper Application — Spanish (PDF)
• Phone: Request an application by calling the Statewide Customer Service Center at 877-395-8930 or call PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired.
• In-Person: Applications are available at your local county assistance office.
You will need:
• Names of people in your household;
• Dates of birth for all household members;
• Social Security numbers for all household members;
• Proof of income for all household members; and
• A recent water bill.
After your application is processed, you will receive a written notice that will tell you if you qualify. If eligible, it will tell you the amount of your grant.
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Eligibility
You may qualify for a LIHWAP grant if:
• You either rent or own your home.
• You have an overdue water bill that you are responsible for paying.
• Your household income meets the following income guidelines:
Income Requirements
Household Size Income Limit
1 $19,320
2 $26,130
3 $32,940
4 $39,750
5 $46,560
6 $53,370
7 $60,180
8 $66,990
9 $73,800
10 $80,610
For every additional person, add $6,810

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Approves PECO Rate Increase

Please click on the below link for further details:
PECO Increase

PECO Ambassador Toolkit:
With energy prices poised to rise nationwide this winter, it is important for customers to know how to prepare for the impact on their bills.  Whether that is through energy efficiency methods such as managing the thermostat wisely, or applying for financial assistance, PECO has a variety of solutions to help customers decreaes their energy bills.  Below are some of these options:

 EE Thermostat:
     Energy prices are posied to rise nationwide this winter, but @pecoconnect customers can take
     advantage of enery efficiency tips and programs to save.  Learn more at:
     EE Thermostat

LIHEAP:
     Need help paying your winter energy bills?  @PECOconnect encourages eligible customers
     to apply for the LIHEAP program, which offers up to $1,500 to help manage energy costs
     and ensure service during the heating season.  Learn more at:
     LIHEAP

Monitor Use:
     Did you know you can track your energy use, set up high usage alerts, get tips on how to
     reduce energy costs, and learn which appliances use the most energy by logging into your
     @pecoconnect account?  Get started at:
     Monitor Use

Shop for Supplier:
     Energy prices are posied to rise nationwide this winter, but @pecoconnect customers may be
     able to save money by shoppping for natural gas with a competitive supplier.  Learn more at:
     Shop for Supplier

 

It’s a Toilet, Not a Trash Can!

Please see the following important list of things that should not be placed into the sewer system either via your toilets or sink drains. One thing that’s not on the list and we’ve encountered are Swiffer cleaning pads. Any of the items on the list can cause lift station pumps to clog which has happened recently. Flushable wipes are also not something that should be flushed regardless of the marketing of the product.

Please be diligent and throw away anything on this list.

 

New Household Hazardous Event Procedures

 

 A PRE-REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED!

The public can register through our webpage:

https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event

There is also a slide show on that webpage that answers many questions about our events.

We have four more events planned in 2022, in May (Pottstown), June (Coatesville), August (Lower Oxford)
and October (West Chester).

Registration is REQUIRED for all HHW events, and registration takes place ONLINE only at:  https://www.chestercountyswa.org/121/Upcoming-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Event

Registrations will begin about a month before each event, so check the web page.

 

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