Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is comprised of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Street Department.
The Public Works Director oversees all aspects of this department, including street paving, snow removal and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Public Works Director can be reached at the Borough Office at 717-367-1700.
Fall Street Paving
Hanover Street - Linden Avenue to Hummelstown Street
Each year the Borough's Public Works crew spends the summer before paving begins replacing water lines, sewer lines and hydrants, installing storm sewers and monitoring curb and sidewalk installation. Property owners are notified at least a year in advance of all paving projects and are notified again in the spring before paving begins. The spring notice contains the amounts of curb and sidewalk the property owners need to install or replace.
Each year the Boroughs Public Works crews also flush sewer lines in selected areas of town in preparation for the annual street paving project. Once flushing is complete, sewer lines are examined via camera to identify areas requiring repairs. While back-ups during the flushing process are not the norm, they occasionally do occur. With the possible exception of an emergency, residents will be notified prior to the flushing exercise, and it is recommended residents take extra precautions such as closing the toilet bowl lid and placing a towel or plastic wrap over the bowl. It is also important for residents to be aware that under the Pennsylvania Governmental Immunity Statute, the Borough has limited legal responsibility for sewer backups. Residents are advised to contact their homeowners or commercial insurance agent to determine if their policy includes sewer or water backups.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR SNOW REMOVAL
The Boroughs Public Works crews undertake snow removal and
de-icing operations whenever road conditions call for these services. Please remember that snow removal operations are being
performed under emergency conditions. Our drivers
often endure extended work hours to provide safe and effective snow removal from our
The Boroughs Public Works crews undertake snow removal and de-icing operations whenever road conditions call for these services. Please remember that snow removal operations are being performed under emergency conditions. Our drivers often endure extended work hours to provide safe and effective snow removal from our streets.
Here are a few tips that may help you avoid shoveling headaches....
* If possible, wait to shovel the last six (6) feet of your driveway until we have completed curb to curb plowing on your street. This will help prevent our plows from pushing snow back into your driveway.
* If you must shovel the last
six (6) feet of your driveway prior to our completing plowing operations on your street,
place the snow to the right of your driveway (standing in the direction with your back
facing your house). Placing the snow in this area
lessens the amount of snow plowed back onto the drive area.
Please understand that proper plowing operations cannot prevent the redeposit of
snow in driveway areas.
* If you must shovel the last six (6) feet of your driveway prior to our completing plowing operations on your street, place the snow to the right of your driveway (standing in the direction with your back facing your house). Placing the snow in this area lessens the amount of snow plowed back onto the drive area. Please understand that proper plowing operations cannot prevent the redeposit of snow in driveway areas.
* If at all possible, park all vehicles off the roadway. Parking your vehicles in your driveway and off the street helps our crews plow back to the curb and supplies you with a parking space again.
* Please do not throw or place snow or ice onto the Borough streets or immediately next to a fire hydrant. Borough ordinance prohibits this activity.
* Please be mindful of pedestrians following a snow Borough ordinance requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours after the end of any fall of snow, sleet, or freezing rain.
* The 72-hour on-street parking ordinance is enforced . The parking of any vehicle on any parking lot owned, operated or managed by the Borough, or on any Borough street for a continuous period of time greater than 72 hours is prohibited. This ordinance applies anytime, and is particularly important during the efforts of snow removal from streets and parking lots.
* Cul-de-sacs are particularly difficult to plow. The Borough crews will place the snow accumulation in the most practicable area(s).
* Portable basketball nets projecting into the roadway are prohibited and can be dangerous during snow plowing. Borough ordinance prohibits the placing of these items in the public right-of-way.
Above all, please be patient and allow our employees time to do their job in plowing the streets. Safe streets are a primary concern for the Borough during the winter months. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
According to Borough ordinance, after any snow emergency is declared and at any time during the continuance of the emergency, it shall be unlawful for anyone to drive their vehicle (unless it is equipped with snow tires or chains) or park their vehicle on a snow emergency route. These restrictions apply to assist Borough crews and emergency personnel in combating the hazards of snow and ice and facilitating the movement of traffic on the snow emergency routes.
The following streets are designated as snow emergency routes in Elizabethtown Borough:
High Street - the entire length
Market Street - the entire length
College Avenue - Market Street to Spruce Street
Spruce Street - College Avenue to Willow Street
Willow Street - Spruce Street to Market Street
If a snow emergency for Elizabethtown Borough were declared, information on its existence and duration will be announced through local media outlets.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Elizabethtown Wastewater Treatment Plant receives wastewater collected from the Borough of Elizabethtown and from portions of Mount Joy and West Donegal Townships. The plant provides secondary treatment with phosphorus removal through the use of trickling filters and clariflocculators. The permitted flow is 3.0 million gallons per day. Currently, flow averages approximately 2.15 million gallons per day, seven days a week.
A new wastewater treatment plant has been constructed adjacent to the original plant. This new plant uses oxidation ditches to achieve biological nutrient removal (nitrogen and phosphorus). The new design is capable of treating 4.5 million gallons per day and was operational in January 2003.
Water System: is now Elizabethtown Area Water
Authority (as of 1/1/05).
|600 South Hanover St. Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: (717) 367-1700 | Fax: (717) 367-6800 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours Monday through Friday 7:30 - 4:00