Township Issues Plan For Goshenhoppen Creek

Township Issues Plan For Goshenhoppen CreekZIEGLERVILLE PA – Upper Frederick Township‘s proposed plan to reduce nutrient pollution in Goshenhoppen Creek is now available for public review and comment Mondays through Fridays until Aug. 10 during regular business hours at the municipal building, 3205 Big Rd., according to a legal advertisement published for it Friday (July 21, 2017) in The Mercury newspaper.

Verbal and written comments on the plan also will be accepted during the township Board of Supervisors’ meeting scheduled for Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. For more information, contact Township Manager Jackie Tallon at 610-754-6436.

Much of the nutrient pollution found in waterways across Pennsylvania is due to farming activities, according to the state Department of Agriculture. It, along with the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection, are working to succeed under what is described as “immense pressure from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to improve water quality.”

The Agriculture Department is focused on cleaning water by reducing nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment.

Upper Frederick’s plan is a requirement of the its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit, the advertisement said.

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