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...