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Prevent frozen pipes!

Prevent Frozen Pipes

When stationary water inside pipes drops to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit, pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it expands, which can then break pipes, flood interiors and cause major damage. As a preventive measure, Aqua Pennsylvania encourages homeowners to take the following steps ahead of the severe winter weather:

  • Make sure the lids on outdoor meter pits are not broken or missing.
  • Shut off and drain any outside faucets including those for lawn sprinkling systems.
  • Prevent drafts in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces or basements, by replacing broken glass or making other repairs.
  • Locate and visibly mark the home’s master water valve. In the event that a pipe does break, use this value to turn off water to the home.
  • Homeowners can also leave cabinet doors under sinks open to allow warm air to reach pipes. If it is below 10 degrees, customers can also leave a trickle of water (about the size of pencil lead) running overnight.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania also advises customers to take the following precautions in any unheated areas of their homes (e.g. outdoor faucets, crawlspaces and garages) when temperatures drop below freezing:
  • Make sure to have a supply of heat tape and pipe insulation, as well as a portable space heater and a hair dryer on hand.
  • Wrap pipes with insulation material or heat tape and wrap indoor water meters with a blanket.
  • Proper and safe use of portable space heaters can also keep exposed pipes in drafty areas from freezing.
  • Customers can thaw areas of frozen pipe by using a hair dryer. Hold the dryer six inches from the pipe and move the warm air back and forth. If this does not work, or the pipe is split, call a plumber.

Parking between 1am-6am in the Borough

Hey All. Guess what? We have an overnight parking ban in most neighborhoods in the Borough. The ban is from 1 am to 6 am. If you are parked on Borough roads during that time you may get ticketed and the tickets are $25. If you have a TEMPORARY issue and need to park on the street (construction on your home, out of town guests, etc) please call Central Bucks Regional PD and they will note the exception 215-345-4143. If it’s after hours call the Bucks County Dispatch at 215-348-4680.

This exemption is for temporary issues only, it can’t be used for regular occurrences (i.e. parking a work truck there once per week, kids home from college, etc).

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

 

Hometown Heroes

Chalfont Borough Council is excited to present the Hometown Heroes Program honoring our local Veterans.  The Chalfont Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor our Veterans who are serving or are veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to the Borough of Chalfont.  They must reside in Chalfont Borough, or the person purchasing the Banner must reside in Chalfont Borough.     The Banner will be 24” x 48” heavy vinyl, printed the same on both sides, and will display the service person’s photograph, include their full name, branch of the Military and the era of service (WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc.)  Banners will be displayed from May through Veterans Day in November in observance of all Military Branch birthdays.  Banners will be removed and stored until the same period in the following year at which time they will be redisplayed until November 2020….The 2019 – 2020 Banners will then be returned to the applicant.

Please fill out the application form and follow the directions for securing this tribute to your veteran.  The applications will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.