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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - NPWA Presents Service Awards
    May 29 The following employees were recognized 25 years of service Craig Symons Operations Harold Wesner Jr Operations 15 years of service Daniel Preston director of Operations and Engineering 10 years of service Daniel Beiler Operations Jon C Hartzell operations manager 1 year of service Sean M Rogers Systems Control Michael A Petrone Operations We believe it is important to recognize our employees service to the organization because it is their commitment that ensures we fulfill our mission critical goal of providing a safe reliable and economical water supply to our customers said Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of NPWA We also acknowledge and extend best wishes to Gary Paul Raser Customer Service Manager who recently retired after 42 years of distinguished service to the North Penn Water Authority From left to right Daniel Preston director of Operations and Engineering 15 years Harold Wesner Jr 25 years Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of NPWA Craig Symons 25 years From left to right Daniel Preston director of Operations and Engineering 15 years Sean M Rogers one year Harold Wesner Jr 25 years Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of NPWA Jon C Hartzell operations manager 10 years Michael A Petrone one year Daniel Beiler 10 years Craig Symons 25 years Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of NPWA presents a Certificate of Achievement to Gary Paul Raser upon retirement after 42 years of service to the Authority About North Penn Water Authority Established in 1965 North Penn Water Authority NPWA is a municipally owned nonprofit Authority with a dedicated professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe reliable and economical water supply Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=52 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled
    Customer Corner Links More News Back To News List NPWA Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Program Scheduled March 30 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Tony Bellitto 215 855 3617 Lansdale Pa March 30 2015 During the week of April 5 2015 the North Penn Water Authority will commence its annual fire hydrant inspection and flushing program which runs through May 24 Annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants increase public safety by insuring that hydrants will function when called upon in the case of a fire Flushing of hydrants also improves water quality by removing the build up of materials from the inside of water distribution pipes NPWA inspects and flushes all of the fire hydrants in our distribution system every year because the Authority is dedicated to providing all of our customers with quality drinking water and reliable fire protection said Anthony J Bellitto Jr Executive Director of North Penn Water Authority Flushing will take place at night between the hours of 8 00 p m and 4 00 a m and during the day between the hours of 8 00 a m and 3 00 p m The following is a tentative flushing schedule April 5 through April 22 Lansdale Hatfield and New Britain Boroughs Hatfield and New Britain Townships April 22 through May 17 Skippack Worcester Lower Salford Franconia Salford and Towamencin Townships May 10 through May 24 Sellersville Borough May 17 through May 24 Souderton Borough Hilltown and East Rockhill Townships If water discoloration occurs customers should run the cold water for a few minutes If the water does not clear up customers should turn the tap off for 10 to 20 minutes and then run the water again for a few minutes Customers who experience persistent discolored water or reductions in water pressure should

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=51 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Welding work underway, canopy coming soon to paint water authority tank
    The 2 million gallon tank at Third and Richardson was built in the mid 1950s before NPWA in its current form was established and was painted with that era s NPWA logo in the mid 1960s Throughout the past several years the water authority has been planning to repaint the Lansdale tank a 2 million project funded by water authority revenues that could only be done after completion of a new 3 million gallon NPWA tank in Franconia that is now up and running Last summer the water authority and Lansdale s Communication Commission surveyed residents to ask which of four possible color schemes they d like to see once the tank is repainted and the most popular was previewed when test letters were placed on the tank last November a dark blue band with the stylized L logo and the words Lansdale Life in Motion within In recent weeks contractors have been upgrading the ladder rungs that climb much of the tank s legs to meet 2015 safety standards instead of 1950s ones moving cellphone antennas that had been installed along the upper walkway of the tank onto two temporary antennas standing near the tank base and installing conduits so utility lines running up the outside of the legs can be hidden on the inside of the legs of the tank once it s repainted During the next two weeks a canopy that Preston said will resemble a big giant shower curtain will be installed surrounding the tank which will be able to be raised or lowered depending on the height where work is being done That variable height means anyone watching the tank will catch glimpses as it gradually loses the current paint scheme as the tank is sandblasted down to bare metal and a new layer of

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=53 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - North Penn Water Authority Releases 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
    2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report NPWA Water meets or exceeds all State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Standards Lansdale Pa June 25 2015 In accordance with provisions of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act North Penn Water Authority released its 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report The Authority releases this report each year to give customers a snapshot of last year s water quality Included are details about where customer s water comes from what it contains and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection state standards This report contains important information about the quality of our customer s drinking water which meets or exceeds all State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Standards North Penn Water Authority s 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report was distributed by mail or other direct delivery methods to all rate paying customers the week of June 1 2015 and is available at municipal offices and public libraries in the North Penn Water Authority service area The report can also be found on the Authority s website at www npwa org or a copy can be obtained by calling the Community Relations Coordinator at the Authority s office at 215 855 3617 About North Penn Water Authority Established in 1965 North Penn Water Authority NPWA is a municipally owned nonprofit Authority with a dedicated professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe reliable and economical water supply Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant FPWTP and from 17 groundwater wells located throughout the service area To provide the highest quality water the Authority has in place a main replacement program and performs annual flushing of

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=54 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - Director: NP Water Authority’s ‘water quality is excellent and the water is safe’
    s an additive used to control microbe growth in the water The requirements get more difficult every year and the challenge is to make sure we meet the ever more stringent requirements It s a challenge that we are up to and we accomplish he said Two other disinfection by products were also found throughout the distribution system bromate was found at an average of 1 4 ppm Haloacetic Acids HAAs were found at roughly 7 66 ppm and total Trihalomethanes were found at 22 8 ppm all expected levels due to their uses in water disinfection processes according to Bellitto The requirement to produce such a detailed report is something EPA requires us to provide to our customers so information about where the source is how it s treated why it s treated and what are the parameters we test for he said Traces of arsenic were found at wells and at the Forest Park plant during the 2012 14 window and that comes with a caveat those levels fall below the federal Environmental Protection Agency s specified standards which balance the current understanding of health effects caused by arsenic against the cost to remove it Possible sources of the arsenic levels between zero and five parts per million with an average level of one ppm are several erosion of naturally occurring deposits runoff from local orchards or arsenic produced from the production of glass and electronics It s all about the concentration for arsenic the average level detected was one and the MCL maximum contaminant level is 10 so that s far below the maximum Bellitto said There is no public water supply that has zero of anything in it It s not distilled water that we are delivering to our customers that has absolutely nothing in it The nature of our arsenic is that it s at extremely low levels he said Trace levels of three other inorganic compounds were also found at low levels nitrates were found at levels between zero and 4 5 ppm with an average of 1 26 ppm at the wells and plant Nitrate levels more than 10 ppm have been found to pose a health risk for infants less than six months old and could rise after rain events or agricultural activity and possible reasons for the levels found during testing include runoff from use of fertilizer leaching from septic tanks or sewage and the erosion of natural deposits Fluoride and Barium were also found at low levels in samples and likely for similar reasons barium can be caused by discharges of drilling waste or discharges from metal refineries or from natural erosion and fluoride occurs naturally and can also be found by discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories Customer taps were tested for lead and copper and levels of both were well below action levels that would require any remediation with zero out of 33 test sites showing levels above those that would require action Again natural deposits could be

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=55 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - North Penn Water Authority Encourages Customers to “Refill from the Tap”
    events go to www npwa org In honor of our 50 th Anniversary we are happy to provide our customers with a simple way to help our environment and encourage them to Refill from the Tap with NPWA tap water said Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director North Penn Water Authority Not only do we want to ensure that our valuable resources are protected for generations to come we know it can also help our customers save money NPWA tap water costs our customers only one cent per two gallons making our water the best bargain in town Refilling from the Tap can help protect our environment Only one in six plastic water bottles is recycled in the U S Once in a landfill a bottle can take up to 500 years or more to disintegrate There are many reasons for pollution but small simple steps can make an impact Today bottled water is the second most popular commercial beverage in the United States and while over 750 million people in the world still lack safe tap water this is definitely not the case for North Penn Water Authority customers Refilling from the tap can also save customers a lot of money In the U S a typical 16 oz water bottle costs about 1 while NPWA tap water costs about one penny for 2 gallons making bottled water up to 2 000 times more expensive than NPWA tap water North Penn Water Authority s commitment to Environmental Stewardship branches far beyond Refill from the Tap and is driven by sustainable practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs NPWA supports local watershed groups in their efforts to protect water resources and teaches the community and

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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - 50th Anniversary Open House on Friday, September 11
    read This family friendly event will include light refreshments hot dogs soft pretzels popcorn finger sandwiches and an ice cream truck with various ice cream and water ice treats to enjoy and a celebration cake will be cut to mark this momentous occasion A face painter and balloon sculptor will also be on site Every attendee will also receive a free Refill from the Tap water bottle a stainless steel double walled insulated water bottle that will keep water cold for hours Refill from the Tap is a new campaign aimed at reducing plastic waste from going into landfills while saving customers money At 5 30 pm a number of local state and federal elected officials will honor the Authority with certificates to mark the anniversary and Anthony J Bellitto Jr PE executive director of NPWA will honor Marvin A Anders a long serving NPWA board member for 40 years with a lobby dedication and ribbon cutting Anders joined the NPWA Board of Directors in 1975 Before retiring Anders was the chairman of Univest and worked at the bank for 47 years Anders is also a staple in the North Penn and Souderton communities He has served on the boards for Christopher Dock Mennonite High School and Lifepath in Sellersville and has served on committees for Indian Creek Foundation Penn View Christian School and Christopher Dock In addition to the NPWA Board Anders continues to serve on the board of Penn Foundation This is a family friendly event and we hope the community will join us in celebrating this milestone and see first hand how far the water system has come over the last 50 years said Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of NPWA We are also thrilled to honor Marvin A Anders for his dedication to

    Original URL path: http://www.northpennwater.org/newsdetails.php?id=57 (2016-04-30)
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  • North Penn Water Authority - Committed to Providing Safe, Reliable, and Economical Water - North Penn Water Authority Participates in Toys for Tots Program
    sponsored by the U S Marine Corps The public can drop off new unwrapped items for a child up to 18 years of age in NPWA s lobby located at 300 Forty Foot Road in Towamencin Monday through Friday from 8 a m to 5 p m starting October 26 th until December 14 2015 Donations such as toys books art supplies music CDs or gift certificates will be accepted The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver through a new toy at Christmas a message of hope and help less fortunate youngsters experience the joy of Christmas NPWA is a proud supporter of the Toys for Tots Foundation and what they accomplish each year which is why we continue to participate as a drop off location said Anthony J Bellitto Jr P E executive director of North Penn Water Authority We have seen a great response from our staff and the community in past years and we hope to continue this tradition of supporting an organization that makes Christmas a little brighter for families in need in our region In the 15 years that NPWA has been a drop off site over 7 700 items have been collected For more information please contact Lindsay Hughes Community Relations Coordinator at 215 855 3617 ext 130 About North Penn Water Authority Established in 1965 North Penn Water Authority NPWA is a municipally owned nonprofit Authority with a dedicated professional workforce committed to providing the community with a safe reliable and economical water supply Water supplied to their customers comes from both a surface water supply that is treated at the state of the art Forest Park Water Treatment Plant FPWTP and from 17 groundwater wells located throughout the service area To provide the highest quality water the Authority has

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