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Riding ATVs and Dirt Bikes along the Neshaminy Creek and the SEPTA Railroad tracks is not permitted for many extensive reasons. As always, police will be monitoring the area for illegal riders.

The land in question is not “open land”, as there is no such thing. The land is not owned by Chalfont Borough or New Britain Township, but if it was, riding ATVs or Dirt Bikes is prohibited by ordinance.

The land is PRIVATE Property. If you are riding there, you are illegally trespassing unless you have written permission from the landowner submitted to the local municipality. The vehicle must also be properly licensed and registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and operated by a legally licensed driver.

Additionally, riding through streams and wetlands is a violation of multiple Chalfont Borough and New Britain Township ordinances, Pennsylvania Vehicle Code laws and environmental statutes and Federal environmental laws.


New Britain Township and Chalfont Borough are pleased to announce their Annual Community Shredding/E-Recycling Event! The event is limited to Township and Borough Residents Only, no businesses. The event will be held at the New Britain Township Administration Building, 207 Park Ave, Chalfont PA, 18914. Shred One Security Corporation will be onsite to perform the shredding, with a mobile shredding unit—the safest and most secure way to dispose of your important personal documents. Additionally, PAR-Recycle Works will also be onsite to handle residents’ electronic recycling needs. The event will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To view the event flyer CLICK HERE

The New Britain Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building at 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA. This meeting had originally been cancelled during the April 3 Board Meeting, but has been reinstated. The Board may consider any business before them that evening.


New Britain Township would like to thank everyone who attended Designer Bag Bingo on Friday and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Both Events had great turn outs.


Give your dog the gift of security. Licensing your dog dramatically increases your chances of getting them back if they go missing. 2017 licenses are now available through your local county treasurer’s office! All dogs, three months and older, must be licensed by January 1st.
To view the event flyer CLICK HERE

New Britain Township's annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017 has been postponed. The event will now occur on the rain date of April 8th, at 10:00 am sharp at North Branch Park, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont.
To view the event flyer CLICK HERE

Come out and support the Veterans Committee by playing bingo. The event will be held at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa on April 7, 2017 and will begin promptly at 7 pm. The doors will open at 6pm.
To view the event flyer CLICK HERE

At their Regular Meeting of July 27, 2016, bids were opened by New Britain Township for construction of Phase One of Veterans Park, located at New Galena and Walters Roads in New Britain Township. The Board of Supervisors awarded the construction bid to Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc. for $298,118.88. Total estimated Project cost is $375,200.00. Construction of Phase One began August 16 and should be completed by the end of October 2016.

Over the last several years, New Britain Township’s Veterans Committee has been working on a park design for the facility, which will honor all Veterans who served or are presently serving in the United States Armed Forces.Veterans Park will include an ADA-accessible walking trail, a gazebo, a memorial monument and flag pole, a small tot lot play structure, parking lot and other elements where veterans and their families can join together to honor those who have served in the past, as well as those on active duty today. The overall design will incorporate natural habitats and will preserve the active farming that is presently performed on the land.

For additional information on Veterans Park and the Veterans Committee visit our page by Clicking Here

Need to report a power outage or check the status of a power outage? Visit PECO's Power Outage Map by Clicking Here

Background
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies the contaminants to regulate in our drinking water, and they set regulatory limits for amounts of certain contaminants. Aqua uses the EPA’s maximum contaminant levels to ensure water quality.

There are some contaminants for which the EPA develops health advisories that do not have set regulatory limits. The health advisories provide technical information on health effects. PFOA and PFOS are included in those contaminants that have no regulatory limit but are associated with a health advisory. These chemicals are among a family of manmade chemicals that have been used for decades as an ingredient to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water, and in products for firefighting at airfields. They are extremely resistant to breaking down in the environment.

In 2009, EPA published provisional health advisories for PFOA and PFOS. At the time they were established, these advisories were as follows: PFOS: 200 parts per trillion and PFOA: 400 parts per trillion. In May 2016, EPA replaced the 2009 provisional advisories with new, lifetime health advisories that combined the two chemicals and set a 70 parts per trillion health advisory level for both.

What has happened recently?
Over the past 3 months, Aqua Pennsylvania has begun to receive laboratory results for PFOA and PFOS. Samples were collected from Aqua Pennsylvania water sources in areas in Montgomery and Bucks counties because of the recent developments with the groundwater contamination from PFOA and PFOS originating from nearby military bases in our region.

Late this week, Aqua received test results that included three Chalfont wells, two of which are well below the health advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion (results were 9.6 and 24), and one that is nearing the limit, at 68, from the sample we took. As a precautionary measure, Aqua is taking the following steps:
1. On Friday, July 15, Aqua resampled the well to verify the results

2. Aqua also shut down the well and will only use it as a back-up. This is mainly to ensure firefighters have sufficient water supply to ensure public safety in Chalfont. This is a temporary step.

3. To ensure a safe water supply in the borough in the interim, Aqua will run an interconnect with another water supply that they will ensure is within health advisory limits. Once that fix is in place, which is expected to happen next week, Aqua will shut down the well.

These steps are consistent with Aqua’s commitment to water quality for all our customers.

For more information on PFOA and PFOS, please visit EPA's Website EPA's Website

Residents can reach Aqua with any quesitons by calling #1-877-987-2782.

Please note this is NOT a Forest Park, North Wales Water or North Penn Water issue. The water from Forest Park has been tested over 7 times since 2014 when this first came under the spotlight, and their results have always come back clean and below any detection level.
Since November 2001, Bucks County has been providing transportation to our Veterans to VA Hospitals in Philadelphia and Coatesville. The Transportation Program is overseen by the Bucks County Department of Veterans Afairs and has carried over 11,000 Veterans FREE of charge. The bus runs 5 days a week coveraing all of Bucks County.
The program is unique because it is not a taxpayer funded program, but rather depends on donations and an annual golf outing. In addition the VA Hospital in Coatesville pays for all maintenance, fuel, and Insurance.
For further informatino or to schedule a ride,call Betty at 215-345-3885.
To view the daily schedule CLICK HERE

Residents can now follow New Britain Township on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on events and emergencies in the area.
To follow us on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/NewBritainTownship1
To follow us on Facebook go to www.facebook.com/NewBritainTownship

VFW Post 3258 is collecting faded, worn and retired flags for their September Flag Retirement Ceremony. A bin to collect these flags is available in the lobby of the New Britain Township Administration Building, 207 Park Avenue. For more information on Flag Disposal click here.

Get local alerts about emergencies, severe weather and road closures on your cell or email. ReadyNotifyPA is a system that helps local officials in Southeastern Pennsylvania send emergency text alerts and other notifications to you quickly. To learn more and sign up www.readynotifypa.org

The Bucks County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Bucks County Health Department and County Commissioners, introduced the Bucks County Special Needs Registry for indivicuals who would require assistance during an emergency.

The Special needs Registry is free, voluntary and a strictly confidential program. It is designed to help those who have difficulty during an evacuation due to physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers, or lack of transportation. The BC EMA will assist First Responders with making the best use of limited time and resources to help those with no other options for evacuation during an emergency.

Residents (or caregivers on their behalf) may register electronically by accessing www.specialneedspa.org


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Proud of Our Past - Preparing for Our Future

Welcome to the New Britain Township government services web site. The goal, mission and focus of this web site is to provide an efficient and informative site that will provide timely and accurate information. We hope you enjoy our updated site!

New Britain Township is located in central Bucks County, Pennsylvania , 35 miles northwest of the City of Philadelphia. Because of the Township's close proximity to this major city, New Britain Township has, and will continue to, experience substantial amounts of growth well into the 21st Century.

New Britain Township is proud of its rich heritage and has worked hard over the years to preserve its natural, historic and other valuable resources that make our Township so special. New Britain Township is able to offer its residents a high-quality balance of both passive and active recreational opportunities, good housing and access to businesses that provide goods, services and employment to our community.

The elected officials continue to plan with a focus on preparing our future while preserving our past.

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