Friday, October 19, 2012
A Lower Providence resident presented at the Oct. 18 Board of Supervisors meeting an historical review of the opposition to a proposed Middle Interceptor location.
A lot of applause can be generated with over 50 people in a room. This was the case at the Oct. 18 Lower Providence Board of Supervisors meeting, during which a Lower Providence resident gave an impassioned and comprehensive presentation on the contentious history between the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA) and residents of Lower Providence over a sewer interceptor project. The contention revolves around the final segment of a nine-mile sewer interceptor project, specifically a stretch of line that would run along the banks of the Perkiomen Creek on the Lower Providence side. The entire project is known as the Act 537 plan. The residents oppose the Middle Interceptor segment of the project, becuase it would follow …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Lower Providence Sewer Authority discussed the expected LPVRSA rate increase and recent accusations by neighboring municipalities over the Township’s opposition to a proposed Middle Interceptor.
The Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA) is expected to pass a rate increase of $10 per year. Robert Tschoepe, treasurer of the Lower Providence Sewer Authority board, explained at the Oct. 10 board meeting that the LPVRSA increase would require the township’s approximately 11,000 EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Unit) customers to pay roughly $125,000. He said that the amount would be an approximate increase of $2.50 per customer, or $74.50 total. Tschoepe further explained that this amount would only satisfy the LPVRSA increase, and the Lower Providence Sewer Authority may have additional increases in order to cover its debt service bond-issued payments in the coming years. “There’s nothing being built,” Tschoepe said, …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Organized and hosted by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, nearly 35 GlaxoSmithKline volunteers planted trees in Hoy Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Gerry Dungan
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) held a tree-planting volunteer event Sept. 21 at Hoy Park in Lower Providence. The event’s volunteers featured approximately 35 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) staff from the Screening and Compound Profiling group in Upper Providence. Their task was to plant 151 trees and shrubs around the park’s 3.76 acres, specifically along the park’s stream bank. Krista Scheirer, conservation coordinator with the PWC, oversaw the volunteering efforts, as well as provided information behind the tree-planting event. “The thing with tree-planting is that it helps with so many aspects of increasing water quality,” Scheirer said. She said all the trees and shrubs, including Sycamores and Oaks, are all native to the state. …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Lower Providence Township Manager Richard Gestrich said that the alternative Arcola Road Sewer Pump Station needs a hard-facts cost analysis, before dismissing.
As previously reported by Patch, Perkiomen Township reversed its decision to support hiring an independent engineer, who would have worked on a Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA) interceptor construction project. The project will serve as a new wastewater treatment line for LPVRSA members, which include the townships of Lower Providence, Perkiomen, Skippack and Upper Providence, as well as Collegeville and Trappe boroughs. The portion of the project concerning Lower Providence runs along the Perkiomen Creek, by Arcola Road, near Hoy Park. According to the Patch report, this section of the project has become a contentious issue among the LPVRSA members, as Lower Providence officials and some residents would rather not…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Cites issues between sewer authority and Lower Providence Township, potential $10 million interceptor
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reverse its position asking the Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA) to hire an independent engineer to complete an updated Act 537 Plan regarding a new sewer interceptor. The August 7 vote comes on the heels of the LPVRSA reversing its own vote on the issue, opting to keep its in-house engineer for the project. “The reason for that is, quite bluntly, Lower Providence has been a thorn in everybody’s side in this process,” said Perkiomen Township Supervisor Richard Kratz, who represents the township to the LPVRSA. The new interceptor along the Perkiomen Creek at Arcola Road near Hoy Park in Lower Providence Township has been a hot-button issue for the …
LPVRSA sends letter to officials asking them to back off sewer interceptor project
The Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority (LPVRSA) is sending a letter to elected officials in the area – and statewide – asking them to stop interfering with the proposed interceptor project, according to Perkiomen Township Supervisor Richard Kratz. Kratz is the Perkiomen Township representative to the LPVRSA, which provides wastewater treatment to Lower Providence, Upper Providence, Perkiomen and Skippack Townships, and Collegeville and Trappe Boroughs. “Outsiders are trying to get involved in this and be helpful,” Kratz said during the meeting August 7 Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors meeting. “All it does is cause more confusion than we already have.” The letter, which was obtained on Tuesday exclusively by the …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The canoe outing was postponed in May; a new date is set for Aug. 27.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy released the following information: The Perkiomen Creek watershed has vast natural areas that help protect our local water resources and provide amazing spaces to rejuvenate the soul. The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy invites you to experience the Lower Perkiomen Creek as part of the Perkiomen Sojourn. The Perkiomen Sojourn, a one-day canoe and kayaking trip, will begin at Schwenksville and end at Hoy Park at the confluence of the Perkiomen and Skippack creeks. The Perkiomen Creek Sojourn, originally scheduled for May, was postponed due to high water and unsafe conditions. But registration is open again for those wishing to participate in this year’s excursion. The new date is Saturday, Aug. 27. …