What happens to “flushable” wipes when you flush them? Does kitty litter break down when it goes down the drain? What’s the difference between flushing toilet paper and facial tissue? Do feminine hygiene products break down?
There are many problems and issues that can be caused by flushing the wrongs things down your plumbing. Not only can they cause malfunctions in on-lot septic systems and clogs in your pipes but they can also cause major breakdowns at treatment plants for community or cluster wasterwater systems.
Click here to see a video showing what happens to some products people commonly flush down the toilet.
Click here to read more about what happens to your wastewater when it goes down the drain.
If you find a swarm of honeybees on your turf and don’t want it there, members of the Chester County Beekeepers Association (CCBA) are willing to remove the swarm.
Honeybees are a valuable part of nature because they pollinate crops, produce honey, beeswax, pollen and their stings are widely accepted as an aid in the treatment of arthritis. So, as you observe them swarming, contemplate this marvelous phenomenon and call a beekeeper to remove the swarm and put it to beneficial use.
Click here for more information and a list of Chester County beekeepers willing to help!
The Chester County Solid Waste Authority has released the dates for the 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. This year all Chester County events will be accepting E-Waste. Click here for dates and locations!
The CCSWA is also sponsoring a FREE shredding event for residents on April 6, 2013 from 8:00AM to 11:30AM at the Lancaster Landfill. Click here for more information!
West Vincent Township’s Sustainability Committee will be holding a Sustainability Fair on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at West Vincent Elementary School. Click here for more information!
The Fall 2012 Township Newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out!
With the increase of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus, the Chester County Health Department is urging residents to take measures to help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and take simple precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
For more information on the West Nile Virus and upcoming mosquito spraying, visit the Chester County West Nile Virus page.
There are many steps residents can take to help prevent a crime or help police solve crimes that are occurring. Check out the link below for some helpful tips regarding steps you can take to safeguard against some of the more common criminal acts that occur.
Public Service Message – Tips for Protecting Your Home and Vehicle
The Summer 2012 Township Newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out!
There are six senior centers in Chester County – Coatesville Area Senior Center, Downingtown Area Senior Center, Kennett Area Senior Center, Oxford Area Senior Center, Phoenixville Area Senior Center, and West Chester Area Senior Center. Each senior center is dedicated to supporting the independence and well-being of adults ages 60 and over. Each senior center provides an array of services and programs, including meals, exercise, educational workshops, and referral services. For more information and to find the senior center nearest you, visit www.ChesterCountySeniors.org.