Spring Clean-up is This Week!
Spring Clean-up for residents of Dallas Township will be held Monday, 5/2/16 through and including Saturday, 5/7/16. Residents are asked to bring items they wish to dispose of to the rear of the Township Building, located at 2919 SR 309 Highway, Dallas, PA. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Township Road Department personnel will be available to assist in emptying vehicles. Prrof of residency will be required at the time of drop-off.
Pick-up trucks and trailers will be charged accordingly, depending on the amount and size of the items brought. Risidents will be charged a fee for bulk items, such as carpets, overstuffed chairs, couches, dressers, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc. Each household is permitted to bring two tires to dispose of, with the understanding that there will be a $2 fee charged for each tire.
The following items will NOT be accepted for disposal under any circumstances: freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, televisions, hazardous wastes, chemicals, brush, tree stumps, cinder blocks, animal or human waste, shingles, sheet rock, or other building materials, leaves, grass, garbage, or newspapers.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING THIS YEAR!
SUEZ Manganese Water Treatment Plant Project
The link below is a letter that SUEZ mailed to its customers that will be affected by this project. Questions should be directed to the toll-free number included in the text of the letter. Click the link to view the letter.
Frequently Asked Questiions:
Manganese Removal Project to Benefit Shavertown Area Customers
Frequently Asked Questions
SUEZ is investing $2.4 million to build a manganese treatment plant that will address groundwater issues regarding manganese in drinking water that has affected the Shavertown area. The new plant features advanced technology that will remove manganese from the water and is expected to become operational in early June. To ensure that our customers are informed about the progression of this improvement project, we have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions.
1. How will the new facility address the manganese issue in our water?
We are employing a water treatment technology that removes the manganese through a filtration process. Design work for the new plant began in February 2015. We were granted a construction permit in September 2015 and expect the new plant to become operational during the second week of June, subject to receiving a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
2. How soon can I expect to see an improvement in my water?
Customers should begin to see some improvements as soon as the new plant goes online. However, while the treatment plant will remove manganese from the water being treated from the well serving your area, there are still residuals of manganese in the distribution system. Fire Hydrant flushing will help, but customers may still experience levels of manganese until the system is completely rid of the residuals.
3. Why is the Company flushing fire hydrants (April 23, May 14, June 4?)
We must flush the water distribution system often as a means of clearing the mains of manganese residuals. Fire hydrants are flowed until the water has cleared.
4. Did you utilize a local contractor for construction of the new plant?
Yes. Our general contractor is Pioneer Construction, whose workers are local.
5. Why does manganese cause discolored water?
It is a naturally-occurring element that CAN result in dark residue deposits at times.
6. Will there be additional fire hydrant flushing?
Yes. We will continue to flush the distribution system as part of ongoing maintenance.
7. Are there any negative health effects form manganese?
Manganese is currently listed under the National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations, which are established to
assist public water systems in managing their drinking water for aesthetic considerations, such as taste, color, and
odor. These elements are not considered to present a risk to human health at the secondary maximum
contaminant levels. The secondary maximum contaminant levels for manganese (Mn) is 0.05 mg/L. When levels in
drinking water approach or exceed this level, you may see aesthetic affects to our drinking water, such as black to
brown color or black staining or bitter metallic taste.
8. What should I do if I continue to have discolored water?
When you experience discolored water, it is best to flush your water line at the cold water faucet closest to your
water meter. If discoloration in hot or warm water is prevalent now or after our new water plant start-up, flushing
your hot water heater may help to alleviate this issue. Manufacturers usually recommend flushing hot water
heaters twice yearly. Please refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for more information.
9. What monitoring does SUEZ perform to ensure my water is safe to drink?
We routinely monitor for elements in your drinking water according to US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations. You can view the monitoring
results in the company’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on our website at the tab that is titled “2014 Water
Quality Information.” The 2015 CCR will be posted on June 1.
10. Will the new treatment plant affect my water pressure?
11. Will the new treatment have any impact on lead in the water?
The Shavertown Water system was last sampled for lead and copper and 2013 and is in compliance with the federal
rule. We will not be making any changes to the current corrosion control treatment of the drinking water and do
not anticipate any changes to the corrosivity of the water. There should be no changes to the level of lead in the
drinking water with the new treatment plant. SUEZ will be conducting compliance sampling for lead and copper
this summer (June – August) as part of our normal compliance sampling schedule. For further information on lead
in drinking water, see the link below for the list of Frequently Asked Questions on this topic.
The Zoning Hearing scheduled for Monday evening, April 11th has been cancelled.
Dallas Township Newsletter - Volume 5, Issue 1
Dallas Days Bicentennial Kick-off Meeting
Dallas Township to Commemorate Bicentennial
Planning Meeting Scheduled
Dallas, PA - Dallas Township will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2017, and the Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the date fora kick-off meeting to begin the planning of a year's worth of festivities, to potentially be coined "Dallas Days".
At the time of its founding, on Monday, April 7, 1817, Dallas Township included the territories of both Township and Borough. It is hoped that a planning committee comprised of Back Mountain residents will be formed. Key to planning will be the contribution of thoughs and ideas from the greater community for potential activities that might become part of this historic event.
The public event will take place on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m., in the conference room of the Dallas Township municipal building, located at 2919 SR 309 Highway, in Dallas.
Contact the Township office with questions, at (570) 674-2000, ext. 2007.
Our first meeting was a big success, and many ideas were shared. Nearly a dozen residents were in attendance. Another meeting will be scheduled in April. Stay tuned!