July Newsletter

IN Saegertown

Information and News from the Borough July 2021 (Vol. 12 No.7)

Web Site: www.saegertownpa.com

Borough Office Open:

Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open. Masks are optional.

Independence Day Holiday:

-Borough Office: Closed on July 5th

-Garbage pick-up as usual on July 5th

No fireworks in Borough – respect noise ordinance on the weekdays.

Electronics Recycling:

Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronics recycling program this year,

during the month of August. This project is for Borough Residents ONLY. We will accept the following list of items at the Borough Building during any weekday. Please call first to make sure the office is open.

-TV’s, computers, copiers, fax machines, printers, radios, stereos, old phones, portable AC, humidifiers,

Re-chargeable batteries

We will NOT take:

            -speakers, cords, microwaves, vacuum cleaners. Put them out with your trash.

-You must be able to unload the items you bring to the Borough Building.

-Broken TV screens are subject to a $10 fee.

-Anyone bringing in items from outside the Borough will not be permitted to participate in the program in the future, and could be subject to theft charges.


Saegertown’s Water System:

The Borough currently has 7 water wells. Maximum production is 2,552,280 gallons per day. With wells 6 & 7 out of service we can still produce 1,832,904 gallons per day.                                                                                                                                                                                                     In 2018 we sold 1,837,926 gallons per day. We are currently developing two new water wells (#8 & #9) to give us added capacity, and provide us with a back-up system. We are also exploring the option of treating wells 6&7 to remove the PFOS/PFOA that was recently found in two of the wells.

Update on PFOS / PFOA:

While we were not required to shut the wells down, we voluntarily did so. We are going to bring the wells back on line as needed. We are waiting for further direction from the PA DEP. If you are uncomfortable, you can use bottled water. We feel the water is safe, and will continuously monitor the situation. Limit 70 parts per trillion.

Water Usage: Where does Saegertown’s water go?

            -87%     Industrial Use    (jobs…jobs…jobs)

            -5%      Institutional use (County Jail, County Care Center, Churches etc.)

            -4%      Commercial

            -4%      Residential

Residential Water Use: (based on several averages)

            -26%     Toilets

            -22%     Showers & Baths

            -19%     Washing clothes

            -11%     Leaks & Waste

            -15%     Faucets (cooking, dish washing, cleaning and drinking)

            -7%      Other (washing cars, watering lawns and plants, swimming pools etc.)

We estimate that less than 1% of the water we produce is used for drinking water!

How does your water bill stack up?

-The average combined residential water and garbage bill in Saegertown is $30.01 per month.  

-The minimum for both water and garbage is $24.50 a month.

      What is a Trillionth?

As you have been made aware we are dealing with a new contaminate in our water that is measured in trillionths!

To put a trillionth in perspective:

-One trillion is a Million million!

-One-trillionth would be approximately one drop of water in 20 Olympic size swimming pools!

-We are required to keep at least 40 parts per Million of chlorine in your drinking water.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA):

The Borough is accepting suggestions for the use of the ARPA money every community will receive. Suggestions may be sent by mail to the Borough (PO Box 558) prior to July 9, 2021, or may be presented in person prior to the   July Borough Council meeting at 6:00 pm on July 12th. Notify Borough Office if you plan to attend and comment.

Quiet Hours

Between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am is considered “quiet time” and no unusual or unnecessary noises are permitted. This includes loud talking or playing music while sitting around fire rings. Also, on Sunday mornings until noon the noise is also restricted. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

Community Yard Sales:

The annual Community Yard Sales will be on Saturday July 17th this year.  (Always 3rd Saturday in July)

No yard sale permit is needed. You can set up on Friday, and have everything removed by Monday.

Library News: For questions call 763-5203

COME TO SAEGERTOWN LIBRARY’S       ●TENT BOOK SALE!       ●During Yard Sales Day!

Saturday, July 17       9:00-2:00                   GREAT DEALS ON GREAT BOOKS!

  • Used library books: 2/$1.00 ●Like-new paperbacks: $2.00 ●Like-new hardbacks:  $4.00

Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept.:

The Fire Dept would like to thank all the sponsors of the recent “Virtual Spring Raffle”,

for making it a huge success. Also, thanks to all those who purchased tickets.

Congratulations to the winners!

Be sure to check out the Fire Dept. Facebook page for upcoming events!

Baseball Tournaments: Watch for Kids

There will be lots of action at Jordan Park on Erie St. on July 10-11 and July 23-24-25.

There will be tournaments on both of those weekends. Please drive safely in the area along Erie St.

Make – A – Wish:

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is sponsoring a “Cans for Wishes” Fund Drive. On Sunday August 8th from 1-5 pm Volunteers will be picking up empty aluminum cans. Place them in a bag and out by the street for pickup.

Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:

REAL ID – contrary to some reports, the ID is extended until May 3, 2023

 Safety Tip of the Month: Summer!

  • Stay in a cool, shaded area if possible.
  • Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water.
  • Wear clothing that’s loose and light.
  • Don’t overdo it—work, play, and exercise more lightly than usual.
  • Protect yourself from the sun with shade and sunscreen.
  • Stay informed. Know the signs and symptoms of heat overexposure.
  • Know how to treat overexposure to heat. (Remove, cool, hydrate)

Tax Collector Information:

◊Payments may be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax Collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433

◊There will be NO office hours again until August.

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or  sborotc@outlook.com                         

Regular Community Meetings:

 Borough Council: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

Sewer Authority: meetings second Tues. of month, 7:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

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