In 1840, Penn Township was created with the boundaries as they exist today and became the 14th Township of Perry County (Click Here to learn about our history). Today over 3000 people live within Penn Township's 21.4 sq. miles of beautiful wooded areas, fields, and mountains. In October of 2000 Penn Township created PennTownship.net which has grown into a community portal to keep everyone up to date with meetings & events, provide easy access to forms & documents, and attract individuals & businesses into the community.
The Municipal Authority is supporting the Duncannon Borough efforts and are asking for voluntary steps to help conserve water. For more information see the Duncannon Borough statement below.
The Borough of Duncannon is asking residents to take voluntary steps to help conserve water while the Borough works to restore the water supply stored in its reservoir to normal levels.
Water was drained from the reservoir earlier this month in order to allow a new liner to be installed to solve a problem with leaks. Those repairs have been completed and crews are now in the process of completing work to disinfect the reservoir before filling it.
While the Borough is able to store enough water for normal usage in the standpipe by Cooper Field, last week’s unseasonably hot weather conditions caused a spike in water demand in the Borough, causing levels in the standpipe to drop below optimum levels.
In order to reduce that demand, and to enable the Borough to keep the standpipe filled to optimum levels while also beginning to refill the reservoir, the Borough is asking residents to observe the following voluntary conservation measures:
Please do not use Borough water to water plants, lawns, and gardens until the reservoir is refilled
Do not use Borough water to wash cars, sidewalks, the exterior of buildings, etc.
No Borough sourced water should be used to fill swimming pools until further notice. Please note that while the conservation measures are voluntary, no sewer bill credits will be issued for water used to fill swimming pools while these voluntary conservation efforts are in place.
It is expected to take less than two weeks to restore the reservoir to capacity. Water pumped from a Borough well near the reservoir is being diverted to fill the reservoir for eight hours daily during hours when the Borough is able to meet the demand for water using its other wells.
The Borough will issue an advisory on its web site and on its Facebook page when the voluntary conservation advisory has been lifted.
Any election items left at the township building may be picked up from the Township Office until 06/19/17 after which time all items will be disposed of.
BURLEY ROAD CLOSURE
UPDATE 05/12/17: THE ROAD CLOSURE HAS BEEN DELAYED. IT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME DURING THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2017. WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS WE RECEIVE THEM.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN WILL BE CLOSING BURLEY ROAD FOR A FEW DAYS DURING THE WEEK OF MAY 8. NORFOLK SOUTHERN WILL BE PREPARED TO GIVE ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR ANY UPDATES TO THIS CLOSING.
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Volunteers are needed for the Penn Township Park and Recreation Board. The Board meets once a month and is responsible for the Penn Township Park. We are looking for 2 people who have ideas and desire to help the community. Please submit your name and contact information to Penn Township at 100 Municipal Building Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 or to email@example.com.
Room and Park/Pavilion Rental Requests
Forms to request rental of rooms or park facilities are available on the Forms and Documents page and must be submitted prior to use.
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