We would like to thank Kelly Toyota of Tilden Township for graciously donating an additional $3,000 for the Tilden Playground and $6,000 to the Tilden Township Police Department.
Supervisor Frederick Herman accepted the checks on behalf of the Board of Supervisors from John Bobo, the Kelly Toyota general manager.
Sunday and Monday – October 30 and 31, 2022
6:00 to 8:00pm
BE CAREFUL AND STAY SAFE!
This is a notice that the Tilden Township monthly Supervisors’ workshop meeting for Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 9am has been canceled.
Tilden Township Board of Supervisors presented Greg Kelly of Kelly Toyota of Hamburg with a Certificate of Appreciation for their generous donation and dedication of the new equipment installed at the Tilden Park and the Senator Rhoades Park (new basketball backboards and rims along with two benches). The Tilden Road Crew did a great job installing the equipment. Also in attendance was State Representative Candidate Jamie Barton and two young future supporters. It turned out to be a beautiful day for it. Thank you again Kelly Toyota of Hamburg, you are an asset to our Community.
Board of Supervisor’s Workshop Meeting scheduled for Friday, September 9th has been cancelled.
The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:00pm.
Tilden Township has an open position for a full-time Assistant Secretary. Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Office and excellent communication skills. Duties include but are not limited to answering phones, assisting residents and Zoning Officer with permits, monitoring sewer and septic (a complete list of duties is available by contacting the Manager). Salary is based on qualifying experience.
Please apply in person, with application and resume, to Township Manager, Monica Flower at 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg, PA by Monday, September 19, 2022.
If interested, please contact our office Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2022
DEP Declares Drought Watch for 36 Counties, Asks for Voluntary Water Conservation
Harrisburg, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the Commonwealth Drought Task Force has declared a drought watch for 36 counties and asks for voluntary water conservation in those counties.
“A few counties have experienced very dry conditions over the summer, and a number of others have inched into increasingly dry conditions in recent weeks. We’re asking Pennsylvanians in all of these counties to use water wisely and follow simple water conservation tips to ease the demand for water,” said DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh.
The following counties are on drought watch: Berks, Bucks, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming. For a map of drought declarations that’s updated daily, see the DEP drought web page.
Residents on drought watch are asked to reduce their individual water use by 5 to 10%, or a reduction of three to six gallons of water per day.
DEP is notifying all water suppliers in these counties of the need to monitor their supplies and be prepared by updating their drought contingency plans as necessary. Varying localized conditions may lead water suppliers or municipalities to ask residents for more stringent conservation actions.
At this time, two public water suppliers are requiring residents to reduce their water use: Galeton Borough Water Authority in Potter County and Waterville Water Association in Lycoming County.
Six suppliers are asking residents to voluntarily reduce their water use:
- BCI Municipal Authority, Clearfield County
- Driftwood Boro, Cameron County
- Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority, Lycoming County
- Lock Haven, Clinton County
- Palmerton Municipal Water Authority, Carbon County
- Pennsylvania American Water Company – Bangor District, Carbon County
Ways to Conserve Water at Home
There are many ways to conserve water at home, including:
- Run water only when necessary. Don’t let the faucet run while brushing your teeth or shaving. Shorten the time you let the water run to warm up before showering.
- Run the dishwasher and washing machine less often, and only with full loads.
- Water your garden in the cooler evening or morning hours, and direct the water to the ground at the base of the plant, so you don’t waste water through evaporation.
- Water your lawn only if necessary. Apply no more than 1 inch of water per week (use an empty can to determine how long it takes to water 1 inch). Avoid watering on windy and hot days. This pattern will encourage healthier, deeper grass roots. Over-watering is wasteful, encourages fungal growth and disease, and results in shallow, compacted root systems that are more susceptible to drought.
- When mowing your lawn, set the blades to 2-3 inches high. Longer grass shades the soil, improving moisture retention. It also grows thicker and develops a deeper root system, so it can better survive drought.
- Check for and repair household leaks. For example, a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily.
- Sweep your sidewalk, deck, or driveway instead of hosing it off.
- Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40-50 percent less energy.
- Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.
- Set up a rain barrel to be ready to repurpose rain when it does fall. For information, see this Penn State Extension guide.
Find more tips at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
How DEP Determines Drought Conditions
To determine drought conditions, DEP assesses information on public water supply levels and data on four indicators: precipitation, surface water (stream and river) flow, groundwater level, and soil moisture. Declarations aren’t based on one indicator alone, such as precipitation.
The DEP Drought Coordinator monitors the indicators in close partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which maintains gauges in streams and wells in many locations across Pennsylvania.
There are normal ranges for all four indicators. DEP makes drought status recommendations after assessing departures from these ranges for all indicators for periods of 3-12 months. For a map that’s updated daily to show the status of all four indicators for each county, see the USGS Pennsylvania drought condition monitoring website.
DEP shares these data and its recommendations with the state and federal agencies and other organizations that make up the Commonwealth Drought Task Force. Drought watch and warning declarations are determined by DEP, with the concurrence of the task force.
Drought emergency declarations follow the same process, with final approval by the governor. No county is in drought warning or emergency status at this time.
For more information on how DEP monitors conditions and makes drought status declarations, see the drought management fact sheet.
The next Commonwealth Drought Task Force meeting will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 1:00 PM.
MEDIA CONTACT: Deb Klenotic, 717-783-9954