Birmingham supervisors blast stormwater rules

Again criticize new DEP/EPA rules that could cost taxpayers $400,000 By Liz Brown, Correspondent, The Times BIRMINGHAM — The township’s Board of Supervisors  continue to lament the mandates being handed down by the PA State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding pollutants being discharged into the local waterways. At Monday’s...

Pocopson faces $400K in sediment plan costs

Supervisors say they are frustrated by high cost, lack of proof remediation will benefit creek By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson township officials are worried that new rules on sediment discharge into local streams, such as the Brandywine, seen here from Birmingham, could cost the township some $400,000 over the next five years and may not provide much of a solution. POCOPSON —...

Fall means getting back up to speed

The heat and quiet of summer begin to fade; new stormwater regs have local officials angry By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times There are few times that elicit such joy and enthusiasm. Sure, kids might get ramped up before the holidays, but we adults — well, you can see all of us with kids walking with a lighter step this week for one reason: school starts Monday! While our kids are somewhere between...

Birmingham officials balk at new DEP regs

Supervisors unhappy with DEP’s call for some $322,000 in stormwater management projects By Nicole Brown, Staff Writer, The Times BIRMINGHAM — Reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and possible adjustments to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) upset the townhip’s supervisors at the board meeting on Monday night. Representatives from VanDeMark...

New stormwater rules could cost E. Marlborough more than $500,000

EPA, State DEP sediment containment rules could hit budget hard, officials say By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times New rules for sediment containment could hit local communities in the Christina River basin (pictured above) hard in the coming years. East Marlborough officials said Monday that it could cost the township more than $500,000 over the next five years to meet the requirements. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

Pocopson joins BVA effort to manage watershed sediment

Plan calls for towns to work together to meet complicated EPA mandates By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The watershed in the Unionville area is a complex maze of creeks and streams feeding the local acquifer, as well as for communities to the south. POCOPSON — Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in Honey Brook apparently doesn’t stay in Honey Brook — at least when it comes to storm...