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Tier 1 Public Notice – PROBLEM CORRECTED

BUREAU OF SAFDRINKING WATER

Tier 1 Public Notice

PROBLEM CORRECTED

DEP requires all public water systems to issue a “problem corrected” notice within 24 hours after a Tier 1 violation or situation has been resolved and you have received permission from DEP.

Description of the Violation or Situation

Although the public should have seen your initial notice, there may be additional information you learned after the notice was issued. Therefore, you should describe the violation or situation again and discuss how the problem was solved.

Direct Delivery Requirements

Community water suppliers must provide within 24 hours, a Tier 1 public notice (PN) to each service connection using one or more of the following forms of direct delivery:• Hand delivery• Electronic mail• Automatic telephone dialing systems• Another form of direct delivery approved in writing by the Department

In addition to providing public notification to each service connection, water suppliers that also serve transient and nontransient service connections must provide an abbreviated notice using broadcast media.

Additional Requirements when using an Abbreviated Message

A water supplier that delivers an abbreviated notice (3930-FM-BSDW0197) must also provide the entire Tier 1 PN (mandatory 10 content elements and Spanish translation regarding the importance of the notice) in one of the following ways:• Posted on a website• Recorded on a dedicated telephone line• A method approved in writing by the Department

Noncommunity Delivery Requirements

Noncommunity water suppliers must use one of the following methods:• Posting in conspicuous locations• Hand delivery• Mail or direct delivery to each customer and service connection, when known

Mandatory Language

Use the mandatory statement provided in italics on the following template to encourage notice recipients to distribute the notice to others, where applicable.  You may not change this wording.

PN Certification

Send DEP a copy of each type of notice and the certification form (3930-FM-BSDW0076) to DEP within ten days after you issue the notices.

Template Form Field Instructions

When you place your cursor in the blank form fields in the following template, look at the bottom, left corner of your computer (just above the START button) for instructions on the information you should enter in that field.  For example, if you place your cursor over the first blank form field in the template, the instructions will read “Insert system name.”

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3930-FM-BSDW0188    Rev. 10/2015

DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE.  HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA.

As a customer of Bernville Borough Water​,

you were notified on 11/8/2021​​ of a problem with our drinking water and were advised to

Boil your water​.

We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to Boil your water

.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to call 717-376-5615.

As always, you may contact:​Clair Horst

​​

​​

​at 717-376-5615

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by posting​.

PWS ID#: 3060085​​Date distributed: 11/11/2021

3930-FM-BSDW0188    Rev. 10/2015COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIADEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

BUREAU OF SAFDRINKING WATER

Tier 1 Public Notice

PROBLEM CORRECTED

DEP requires all public water systems to issue a “problem corrected” notice within 24 hours after a Tier 1 violation or situation has been resolved and you have received permission from DEP.

Description of the Violation or Situation

Although the public should have seen your initial notice, there may be additional information you learned after the notice was issued. Therefore, you should describe the violation or situation again and discuss how the problem was solved.

Direct Delivery Requirements

Community water suppliers must provide within 24 hours, a Tier 1 public notice (PN) to each service connection using one or more of the following forms of direct delivery:• Hand delivery• Electronic mail• Automatic telephone dialing systems• Another form of direct delivery approved in writing by the Department

In addition to providing public notification to each service connection, water suppliers that also serve transient and nontransient service connections must provide an abbreviated notice using broadcast media.

Additional Requirements when using an Abbreviated Message

A water supplier that delivers an abbreviated notice (3930-FM-BSDW0197) must also provide the entire Tier 1 PN (mandatory 10 content elements and Spanish translation regarding the importance of the notice) in one of the following ways:• Posted on a website• Recorded on a dedicated telephone line• A method approved in writing by the Department

Noncommunity Delivery Requirements

Noncommunity water suppliers must use one of the following methods:• Posting in conspicuous locations• Hand delivery• Mail or direct delivery to each customer and service connection, when known

Mandatory Language

Use the mandatory statement provided in italics on the following template to encourage notice recipients to distribute the notice to others, where applicable.  You may not change this wording.

PN Certification

Send DEP a copy of each type of notice and the certification form (3930-FM-BSDW0076) to DEP within ten days after you issue the notices.

Template Form Field Instructions

When you place your cursor in the blank form fields in the following template, look at the bottom, left corner of your computer (just above the START button) for instructions on the information you should enter in that field.  For example, if you place your cursor over the first blank form field in the template, the instructions will read “Insert system name.”

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3930-FM-BSDW0188    Rev. 10/2015

DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE ACERCA DE SU AGUA POTABLE.  HAGA QUE ALGUIEN LO TRADUZCA PARA USTED, O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA.

As a customer of Bernville Borough Water​,

you were notified on 11/8/2021​​ of a problem with our drinking water and were advised to

Boil your water​.

We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to Boil your water

.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to call 717-376-5615.

As always, you may contact:​Clair Horst

​​

​​

​at 717-376-5615

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by posting​.

PWS ID#: 3060085​​Date distributed: 11/11/2021

Tier 1 Public Notice – Loss of Positive Pressure *** UPDATED ***

*** UPDATE: the water boil advisory has been lifted ***

Tier 1 Public Notice  

loss of positive pressure

A situation that causes a loss of positive pressure in any portion of the distribution system where there is evidence of contamination or a water supplier suspects a high risk of contamination has the potential to cause adverse health effects.  Public notice, in the form of a boil water advisory, shall be provided to all persons (residential, transient and non-transient users) impacted by the loss of positive pressure as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after you learn of the violation or situation. 

Delivery and Reporting Requirements

Provide – within 24 hours – a Tier 1 public notice to each service connection using one or more of the following forms of direct delivery:

  •             Hand delivery
  •             Electronic mail
  •             Automated telephone dialing system
  •             Form of direct delivery approved by the Department

Public notice must also be provided to all transient and non-transient service connections using broadcast media.  If using an abbreviated notice (3930-FM-BSDW0197), you must provide the entire Tier 1 public notice in one of the following ways:

  •             Posted on a website
  •             Recorded on a dedicated telephone line
  •             A form approved by the Department

In addition:

  •             Report the circumstances to the Department within 1 hour of the discovery of the violation or situation.
  •             Initiate consultation with the Department as soon as possible, but no later than within 24 hours, and comply with all initial and additional public notice requirements.
  •             Send a copy of each notice and its certification form (3930-FM-BSDW0076) to the Department within 10 days after you issue each notice.

Description of the Violation/Situation

If you know why the loss of distribution system pressure occurred, explain it in your notice.

Potential Health Effects

Use the mandatory health effects language indicated in italics on the following template.

Population at Risk

Some people can be affected more severely than others, as described on the following template.  The exact example of at-risk language on the template is not mandatory, but you must provide information on the population at risk.  Also make sure it is clear who is served by your water system—you may need to list the areas you serve.

Corrective Action

Describe the corrective actions you are taking.  Listed below are some steps commonly taken by water systems that experience a loss of pressure in the distribution system.  Use one or more of the following actions, if appropriate, or develop your own:

  • We are sampling/we sampled the finished water for the presence of coliform bacteria.
  • We are sampling/we sampled disinfectant levels and will adjust/adjusted the amount of disinfectant added as necessary to maintain adequate levels.
  • We are repairing/replacing water lines.
  • We are flushing the system thoroughly to re-establish disinfectant residuals.

Template Form Field Instructions

When you place your cursor in the blank form fields in the following template, look at the bottom, left corner of your computer (just above the START button) for instructions on the information you should enter in that field.  For example, if you place your cursor over the first blank form field in the template, the instructions will read “Insert system name.”

DRINKING WATER WARNING

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

HIERVAN EL AGUA ANTES DE USARLA.

ESTE INFORME CONTIENE INFORMACION MUY IMPORTANTE SOBRE SU AGUA DE BEBER.

TRADUZCALO O HABLE CON ALGUIEN QUE LO ENTIENDA BIEN.

Bernville Borough                                  May Be At Increased Risk From Microbial Contamination.

We routinely monitor the conditions in the distribution system.  On November 8, 2021 we experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to having to turn the water off .  A loss of positive water pressure is a signal of the existence of conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through back-flow by back‑pressure or back‑siphonage.  As a result, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.  Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using; or use bottled water.  You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.

Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms.  These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.

These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors.  If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.

Guardians of infants and young children and people at increased risk, such as pregnant women, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems, should seek advice from their health care advisors about drinking this water.  General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426‑4791.

What happened? What is being done?

Changing a water meter at 501 N Main St and the pipe broke. Went to turn off the service to 501 N. Main St and the shutoff valve did not work Contractor is excavating and making necessary repairs. Boil water advisory will be at least 48 to 72 hours.

We will inform you when all corrective actions have been completed and when you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact:           Brenda Strunk                                            

                                                                  www.bernvilleborough.org                           

                                                                  bernvilleboro@comcast.net                        

                                                                  at 484-769-8594                                          

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Select Environmental Solutions                                   .

PWS ID#:  3060085                                                                               Date distributed:  November 8, 2021

Agenda

November 3, 2021 7:00 PM

Borough Council Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Facilitator: President Danny Strunk Call to order

I. Guests –

II. Mayor’s Report –

III. Police Report –

IV. Council Report – 2022 Budget

V. Secretary Report – Annual Contributions to Fire Co., Library, and Shade Tree Commission, Clay Park Flag 3’x5’, Water Meter installs, Shade Tree money that was collected by fines,

VI. Open issues

a) Generator for Well #4

b) Green Sand Filter System for Well #3

c) Advertising for Parks and Public Works Employee

d) Budget and 5 year spending plan

e) Create Building Committee

f) Replacing/Repairing Streets and Curbs

g) WBSA

h) Rental Inspection’s – cost? And updating Ordinance

i) Zoning Ordinance Updates

j) Police Contract & Employee Manual

VII. New business

a. EMC – Jim Moyer resignation as of 12/31/2021

b. Seth Fisher is recommended for the new EMC

c. Danny Strunk Sr. resignation as borough employee

d. Justin Kiebach resignation as borough employee

VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION

IX. Adjournment

Accepting applications for part-time public works employees

The Borough of Bernville is currently v. Public works employees are responsible for mowing borough property (borough hall, the two parks, and water facilities), helping to open/close the park for rentals, maintain the mulch pile/woodchip branches, among other things. A detailed job description is available. Starting salary is over $12/hour, hours are flexible. Contact Brenda at Borough Hall at 484.769.8594 or bernvilleboro@comcast.net

September Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda

September 7, 2021

7:00 

Borough Council Meeting

Meeting Facilitator: Danny Strunk Sr

  

I. Call to order
II. Guests
III. Mayor’s Report – Present an award to Liam Neal for Community Service
IV. Police Report
V. Council Report
VI. Codes Report
VII. Engineer Report
VIII. Sewer Report
IX. Water Report
X. Secretary Report
a) Approve Minutes of 6/22, 7/6, 7/27, & 8/24/2021
b) Approve Accounts Payable dated 9/7/2021
c) Approve Treasurer Report dated June & July
d) Approve Profit and Loss dated September 2021
XI. Open issues
a) Generator for Well #4
b) Advertising for Parks and Public Works Employee
c) Budget and 5 year spending plan
d) Stop sign replacement
XII. New business
a) Create Building Committee
b) Hiring an Architect
c) Replacing/Repairing Streets and Curbs
d) Policy to limit who can contact the Attorney firm by Council (PSAB SAMPLE DISTRIBUTED)
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
a) To discuss personnel matters and land purchase
 
XIII. Adjournment

PUBLIC NOTICE


Due to changes in DEP regulations we are currently not able to accept grass clippings at the lawn waste recycling center in Umbenhauer Park.   You are encouraged to either mulch the grass clippings into your lawn, compost it, dispose of it in your regular trash or use the dumpster in front of the borough garage.  As a reminder the recycling center is for Bernville Borough residential yard waste only.   The borough is currently applying for a grant as part of a long term solution to resolve this issue.  

You are  still able to dispose of tree branches and leaf waste at the recycling center.  

July’s Borough Council Meeting

This months Borough Council meeting will be in-person at borough hall starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

You are invited to attend Council meetings, typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

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.