Pennsylvania American Water (PAW) will flush fire hydrants in Worcester Township between May 18 and June 4. PAW flushes the hydrants each year to ensure they function properly when called upon to battle a fire. This work also improves water quality by removing the build-up of any materials in the water lines.
PAW owns and maintains 22 fire hydrants in the Township, with most of these located to the south of Township Line Road and Stump Hall Road.
No interruptions in water service are expected to occur as a result of the work. But when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a drop in water pressure or water discoloration. In the event of an emergency, or if you are a home-dialysis patient, please call PAW's customer service center at (800) 565-7292.
This year Worcester Township will continue implementation of its annual road improvement program. This program is designed to maximize the useful life of infrastructure through an aggressive maintenance plan and appropriately-scheduled capital improvements. The program allows the Township to maintain more than 55 miles of roads in good condition.
The maintenance plan includes pothole repair, street sweeping, roadside brush trimming, roadside swale maintenance and patch milling. The capital plan includes the replacement of culverts and storm water pipes and the resurfacing and reconstruction of roads. On average, the Township resurfaces and/or reconstructs between three and five miles of roadways each year.
In 2018 the following roads will be resurfaced:
- Bean Road, from Whitehall Road to North Wales Road;
- Fisher Road, from Valley Forge Road to Wentz Church Road;
- Hollow Road, from Mill Road to Water Street Road;
- Little Creek Lane;
- North Wales Road, at Cori Lane intersection;
- Oak Terrace;
- Shady Lane; and,
- Wentz Church Road, from Fisher Road to Morris Road.
The resurfacing work is scheduled to begin in early June, and conclude by mid-August, weather depending.
Motorists using the above-noted roads may experience delays during construction. We thank folks for their understanding and patience as we work to improve our community’s roadways.
Like low taxes and local government that’s sensible and responsible? Then there’s a lot to like about Worcester Township. The 2018 Budget includes no new taxes and no tax increases. And the Budget maintains the higher-quality services and programs our community enjoys today.
The current Township real estate tax, at 0.05 mills, is the lowest municipal millage rate in Montgomery County. This means that the owner of a property in Worcester Township that is assessed at $400,000 pays $20 in property tax to the Township. This same owner pays $1,539 in property tax to Montgomery County (3.849 mills), and $11,783 in property tax to the Methacton School District (29.4585 mills).
The Budget funds more than $825,000 in road improvements (to keep roads safe), provides a 5% increase to the Township’s contribution to the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department (our community’s all-volunteer emergency service provider) and replaces important Public Works equipment (that have reached the end of its useful life).
The 2018 Budget also includes a 1% increase in residential and commercial sewer rates in the coming year. For residential customers the sewer rate will increase by about $0.44 per month.
For all the details click here to view the 2018 Budget.