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Please refer to the Projects webpage for the Byers Road Extension map delineating the area to be served. Those properties shown within the highlighted service area are scheduled to receive public sewer access in 2022.
The cost to residents connecting to the public sewer is the sum of the facilities fee and the certified plumbing contractor’s service line installation charges. This total cost is estimated at $20,000.
Property owners of the residences and businesses along Byers Road between Route 100 Pottstown Pike and Eagle Farms Road will receive public sewer service.
Yes. All homes and businesses within 150 feet of the public sewer will be required to connect.
Please refer to the Projects webpage for the Byers Road Extension map delineating the area to be served. For the most part gravity flow is utilized with the sewer piping installed in public roads. Where gravity flow sewer cannot be considered an individual house grinder pump will be needed.
The Township through a municipal bond will be funding the construction of the sewer system. The bond will be funded through the user fees charged by the Municipal Authority. Individual homeowners will be responsible for the cost of installing the service line from their house to the street right-of-way and connecting to the public sewer system lateral.
We estimate the homes will be connected during the fall/winter of 2022.
The facilities fee must be paid at the time of securing the permit for connecting the house or business to the public sanitary sewer system.
The Township or Municipal Authority will not be offering any direct financing assistance to homeowners; however, local bank contact information is posted on the Township website, as well as information regarding PENNVEST, a low-interest loan program available to homeowners connecting to a public sewer system.
Yes. Representatives of the Township and Municipal Authority will place a stake in the yard of each property to be connected showing the design location of the house service lateral. This is necessary because the Township will be installing the public laterals between the sewer main and the street right-of-way for each home. We want to locate the public lateral so that it helps to minimize the distance and property impact of the service line the homeowners will need to have installed. A sketch illustrating the make-up of the lateral and service line is posted on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website within the link entitled Service Line Construction Specifications.
The homeowner will need to hire a certified plumbing contractor to install the service line from the house to the street right-of-way and connect to the public sewer lateral. The service line construction must comply with the Municipal Authority standards and the construction will be inspected by a Municipal Authority representative. To assist the homeowner, a link has been provided on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Home Improvement Consumer Information website hicsearch.attorneygeneral.gov where the homeowner can find a certified plumbing contractor.
The septic system will be abandoned in accordance with Chester County Health Department standards. The requirements for abandoning the septic system are available on the Municipal Authority page of the Township website within the link entitled Service Line Construction Specifications. The certified plumbing contractor hired by the homeowner to install the service line will be required to abandon the septic system in accordance with the specifications.
Yes. The Township website will be updated as the project progresses and may provide an answer to general project questions. Questions or comments can be directed to G. Matthew Brown, P.E., the Municipal Authority Administrator, by phone at 610-646-7015 or by email at Authority@upperuwchlan-pa.gov.
Because Upper Uwchlan Township did not have any regulatory authority over the repurposing of Mariner East 1 and has not had any regulatory authority over Sunoco’s proposed construction of Mariner East 2. Upper Uwchlan Township does not have enforcement or regulatory authority over the location of underground transmission pipelines, or whether a pipeline is constructed by horizontal directional drilling or open trench construction, or the type of product that will flow through the new pipelines or any of the existing pipelines. To the extent there are regulations for underground transmission pipeline siting, methods of construction or use, they are enforced by federal and state agencies.
It depends on the incident. There is no one size fits all response to a pipeline accident, or any other kind of accident or emergency. In some cases, emergency responders will want people to stay in place because they already are safe. In others, they will want people within a certain vicinity of the incident to evacuate. The extent and direction of an evacuation would depend on the nature of the accident, weather conditions at that time and any other factors affecting conditions on the ground.
If there were a major pipeline emergency, many fire, ambulance and police departments would respond. There would be numerous first responders on the scene working to get people to safety. As a result, people near the emergency would find out quickly what they should do.
They already have. Every year, first responders from our local fire companies and Chester County’s Hazardous Materials Response Team receive hazmat training to respond to incidents involving natural gas, natural gas liquids and many other types of hazards. They are trained and prepared to respond to a pipeline emergency and will direct people where to go (or stay) to be safe.
This scenario is not impossible, but it is very unlikely. You would have to be close enough to the leak in an environment that has the exact mixture of flammable vapors and air required for ignition, and even then, the chance of the phone as an ignition source is small. The many benefits from calling in an emergency or receiving emergency notifications far outweigh the small risk of a spark.
As a reminder, if you smell or hear gas outside that you think may come from a leak, please walk away before calling 911.
The Mariner East 2 pipeline will be at least 4 feet underground. The portions of the pipeline installed by horizontal directional drilling will be anywhere from 20 to 220 feet underground. If there is a leak deep underground, you will not see it. The first likely sign will be a decrease in pressure detected by the pipeline system, which would trigger shut off. Required inspections also can detect issues that may arise inside the pipe or with the protective coating.
For leaks closer to the surface, here is guidance:
Companies transporting natural gas to end users, such as PECO, often add odorant to add in detection. Sunoco cannot add odorant to the NGLs in the Mariner East system because of the potential end uses of the products, such as textiles and plastics.
UPS Store, 64 E. Uwchlan Avenue, Exton, PA 19341; 610-524-8722(Route 113 in Lionville near Ron’s Schoolhouse)
Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335;484-237-5018 Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:00– 12:30 & 1:30 – 6:30; Friday 9:30 – 12:30Persons must be registered to be fingerprinted. Call 1-888-439-2486 to register.
Visit http://www.cciu.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=129 for more information regarding fingerprinting sites.
Yes. You can report the location of a pothole by calling the Public Works Department at (610) 458-9400 or by filling out our online form. A public works representative will temporarily fill the hole with cold patch to make the road safe. We will return at a later date to complete the repair properly with hot asphalt mix.
If it is a stop or yield sign, call the township at (610) 458-9400 right away. If the office is closed, please call the Police Department at (610) 692-5100. This is a very serious condition, and the Public Works Department will respond as soon as possible.
For all other signs, please feel free to file a report via the Township website.