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Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations Section 71.53(d)(6) of PA Code, Title 25 Act 537, that East Brandywine Township is opening a 30-day public comment period prior to the Board of Supervisors considering adoption of an Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan. The Plan provides an analysis of sewage needs for existing On-Lot Disposal Systems, Community On-Lot Disposal Systems, Holding Tanks, and Wastewater Treatment Plants within the Township. No sewage facilities are proposed, so no additional stream discharge into high quality or exceptional value bodies of water and no change in user fees will occur.
The Plan concludes the following: 1) Existing parcels served by on-lot disposal systems should continue to be so, with repair or replacement by property owners as needed to correct any occurrence of malfunction; 2) All on-lot disposal systems will be subject to an on-lot sewage management program which develops inventory for Township and requires system evaluation by a professional with reoccurring pumping at 3-year intervals; 3) The four Township wastewater treatment plants should continue to operate; 4) Focus areas identified in the Needs Analysis will be evaluated for potential public sewer connection, with consideration of sewage management program; 5) Subsurface disposal and potential capacity expansion for Applecross Treatment Plant will be evaluated.
Due to the current Covid-19 social distancing limitations, the Act 537 Plan is conveniently available for review on the Township’s website at www.ebrandywine.org/537Plan. If viewing online is not feasible for a resident, please contact the Township at (610) 269-8230 to make alternative arrangements. All comments must be in writing and submitted within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to:
Luke Reven, Township Manager | 1214 Horseshoe Pike | Downingtown, PA 19335-1153