Bernville Borough will be accepting applications for the position of part time Patrol Officer until
December 31, 2019. Prior applications no longer remain valid. New applications will be retained for 1 year.
The following qualifications are needed:
Must have Act 120
Applications available by clicking here or within at:
Bernville Borough Hall
6602 Bernville Rd
PO Box 40
Bernville, PA 19506
Office Hours: Monday Tuesday Thursday 9AM – 2PM
Phone 484-769-8594 Fax: 610-488-9500
You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month (but not this month due to Election Day) at 7 p.m. at the Borough Office unless otherwise indicated in the Borough Newsletter. All meetings listed are open to the public. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend, but require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in the proceedings, please call 484.769.8594 to discuss how we may meet your needs. Also, to discuss agenda items please call 484.769.8594.
For more information about the Junior Council Program click here
Just a friendly reminder that Tuesday, November 5, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. is Election Day.
Halloween is almost upon us and if your children are like most, then they are looking forward to getting outside in their costumes to trick or treat. We are asking youths who are venturing out to use safety precautions and also asking residents to put on their porch lights if they plan to participate. Trick-or-treat is Thursday, October 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Portions of Main Street will be closed, so please plan accordingly. While Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun there are also some dangers that come along with these few hours of candy-collecting. We put together a short list of things to be aware of as you head out this Halloween.
The Borough Council of Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania will hold a special meeting to consider the future of police services and taxes in the Borough and any other matters that may come before the Council on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Bernville Fire Co. located at 6701 Bernville Road in the Borough of Bernville. All interested residents are invited to attend and be heard.
BOROUGH COUNCIL OF BERNVILLE,
BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Brenda Strunk, Secretary
This year’s Community Day looks to be even bigger than last year, with a variety of family-friendly events all day, starting early and ending with the annual fireworks show. Here’s an overview of how the day looks so far:
|Starting Time||End Time||Event/Activity|
|7:00 AM||8:30 AM||2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k Registration. Click HERE to register or stop by the library for a form.|
|8:30AM||9:00 AM||Cub Scouts – Flag Raising & National Anthem by Leslea Rodig|
|9:00 AM||9:45 AM||2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k. Click HERE to register or stop by the library for a form.|
|10:00 AM||11:00 AM||Vendor fair check-in & set-up. To register as a vendor click HERE|
|10:15 AM||11:00 AM||2nd Annual Bernville Community Day 5k Awards|
|11:00 AM||4:00 PM||Vendor Fair. To register as a vendor click HERE|
|12:00 PM||Bernville Area Community Library and Bernville Heritage & Cultural Society Silent Auction|
|12:30 PM||1:30 AM||Bernville’s Got Talent. Click HERE to register|
|Boyer’s Basket Walk|
|2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Karaoke sponsored in part by ACSP Computers|
|3:00 PM||3:30 PM||Delivery of baked goods to pavilion for baking contest. Quick Breads & Drop Cookies. Click HERE to register.|
|4:00 PM||Judging of baked goods & action. Click HERE to register.|
|4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Music sponsored by the Bernville Legion|
|5:00 PM||7:00 PM||Cow Pie Bingo organized by Tulpehocken Boys UK Soccer Tour 2020|
|5:00 PM||8:00 PM||Art Bus sponsored by Penn Bernville Elementary PTO|
|6:30 PM||8:30 PM||Music & Entertainment by Curt Daub sponsored by The Cotton Candy House|
|9:15 PM||Fireworks sponsored by Bernville Borough & Redner’s|
Activities to look forward to in the park include: a silent auction, used book sale, baking contest, Boyer’s Basket Walks, water balloon battles, and plenty of good food for sale. Aulenbach winery will be selling their wine, along with a soft pretzel truck.
For more details and updates, check out bernvilleborough.org often or the borough’s Facebook page.
Bernville Community Day will be held rain or shine. Remember to bring a chair, picnic blankets will be available for rent, and includes premium seating for the fireworks. As always, admission is free, and everyone is welcome
Thank you to our Community Sponsors:
For more information about Bernville Community Day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570.573.5677
2019 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
PWSID #: 3060085
BERNVILLE WATER AUTHORITY
Este informe contiene información importante acerca de su agua potable. Haga que alguien lo traduzca para usted, ó hable con alguien que lo entienda. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Have someone translate it for you, or speak with someone who understands it.)
WATER SYSTEM INFORMATION:
This report shows our water quality and what it means. If you have any questions about the report or concerning your water utility please contact Michael Kreiser at telephone number (797) 228-7419. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility.
SOURCE(S) OF WATER:
In 2018 we operated on one protected well, pumped to a water treatment plant, where water is treated to meet state/federal requirements, and then treated water is sent to a storage tank for potable use.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We routinely monitor for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws. The following tables show the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2018. The State allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of our data is from prior years in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The date has been noted on the sampling results table.
Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Minimum Residual Disinfectant Level (MinRDL) – The minimum level of residual disinfectant required at the entry point to the distribution system.
ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (μg/L)
ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
DETECTED SAMPLE RESULTS:
|Contaminant||MCL in CCR Units||MCLG||Level Detected||Range of Detections||Units||Sample Date||Violation Y/N||Sources of Contamination|
|Arsenic||10||10||6||6||ppb||03/18||N||Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff form orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes|
|Antimony||6||6||5.2||5.2||ppm||03/18||N||Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solder|
|Barium||4||4||0.84||0.84||ppm||03/18||N||Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural Deposits|
|Chlorine||4||4||1.13||0.18 – 1.13||ppm||01/18||N||Water additive used to control microbes|
|Nitrate||10||10||2.82||2.82||ppm||04/18||N||Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits|
|Selenium||50||50||3||3||Ppb||03/18||N||Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines.|
|HAA5’s||60||n/a||2.51||2.51||Ppb||08/18||N||By-product of drinking water disinfection|
|TTHM’s||80||n/a||16.3||16.3||Ppb||08/18||N||By-product of drinking water disinfection|
*EPA’s MCL for fluoride is 4 ppm. However, Pennsylvania has set a lower MCL to better protect human health.
|Entry Point Disinfectant Residual|
|Range of Detections||Units||Sample Date||Violation Y/N||Sources of Contamination|
|Chlorine||0.4||0.66||0.66 – 1.89||ppm||06/03/2018||N||Water additive used to control microbes.|
|Lead and Copper|
|Contaminant||Action Level (AL)||MCLG||90th Percentile Value||Units||# of Sites Above AL of Total Sites||Violation Y/N||Sources of
|Lead||15||0||1||ppb||0||N||Corrosion of household plumbing.|
|Copper||1.3||1.3||0.266||ppm||0||N||Corrosion of household plumbing.|
DETECTED CONTAMINANTS HEALTH EFFECTS LANGUAGE AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS:
Arsenic: While your drinking water meets EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA’s standard balances the current understanding of arsenic’s possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.
Late reporting of the chlorine residual taken on 08/27/18 along with the coliform sample collected at site 700. It was due to be reported by 09/10/18 but was not reported until 10/02/18. The residual itself was 0.23mg/l which is acceptable in the distribution.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA and DEP prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA and DEP regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
Information about Lead
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Bernville Water Authority is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Okay, so sometimes things just don’t go as planned… Today, just happened to be one of those days. While we were under the belief that large trash day was today, the contracted company believed it was next Saturday. DOT regulations will make it difficult to have it picked up on Sunday, so the next best solution is it will be picked up on Monday. If you already have your large trash out, please feel free to leave it out and it will be picked up on Monday.