Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority to complete flushing

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority will be completing the flushing of the distribution system in Lower Southampton Township during the following periods:

September 23, 2019 – September 27, 2019

September 30, 2019 – October 4, 2019

October 7, 2019 – October 11, 2019

Hydrant flushing will be done between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM Monday thru Friday.

As a result of this procedure, discolored water may be present.  If problems persist, such as cloudy water or low pressure, customers should call BCWSA’s office at 215-343-2538 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Dolphin Swim Club to Resume Operations

The Dolphin Swim Club will resume operation on Thursday, August 29th at 11 AM. The swim club will remain open through Labor Day weekend.

The Dolphin will be open on Saturday, September 7th & Sunday, September 8th, 11 AM to 8PM, for everyone to enjoy the last days of summer.

The Splash for Playwicki event that was scheduled for Saturday, September 7th was canceled due to lack of ticket sales.

Notice to Public of Discussion at next Board of Supervisors Meeting

On Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 PM, the Board of Supervisors will be holding a public meeting to discuss the following:

  1. Discussion to be heard on Colonial Nissan’s traffic calming signal design (ARLE Grant related).  Please note, this current plan would not impact the resident’s ability to turn left at Bridle Path.
  2. The PA Turnpike Commission would like to have a discussion with the residents and gather input on the Harding Avenue Bridge area as they are conducting their strategic analysis.

Spotted Lanternfly Order of Quarantine and Information

The Spotted Laternfly (SLF) is a threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries.  This invasive pest is also a major threat to homeowners’ trees and properties in general.

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The Spotted Lanternfly attack fruit trees by feeding on the sap in the trunks, branches, twigs, and leaves.  When the insect feeds on sap, it excretes a sweet sticky fluid called honeydew has a lot of remaining sugar and fungi will grow on it.  Growth of fungi is black in color and called sooty mold.

Bucks County is part of the quarantine.  The quarantine is in place to stop the movement of Spotted Lanternfly to new areas within or out of the current quarantine zone and to slow its spread within the quarantine.

There is one generation of SLF per year.  The eggs are laid in the fall and hatch in the spring.  These egg masses are laid on hard surfaces and protected with a mud-like covering.  Some ways to manage the spread of the SLF is to scrape the eggs, brand trees to catch the nymphs, remove the tree-of heaven, and apply insecticides.

Read more about the listed management techniques by reading Penn State Extension’s Guide for Homeowners.

 

Update on the Hometown Hero Banners

By Friday, May 31st, all of the Hometown Hero Banners will be hung along Bustleton Pike from Feeney’s Nursery down toward County Line Road.

A dedication ceremony for the families of these Hometown Heroes will be held during the Board of Supervisors Meeting held on Wednesday, June 12th at 7:30 PM.  The meeting is broadcast live on our TV channel and replays several times throughout the week.

TV Channel – 22 for Comcast, 28 for Verizon