Four Fire Hydrants Planned on Evergreen Road

SANATOGA PA – Four fire hydrants to be installed along Evergreen Road in Lower Pottsgrove, offering protection for property owners and tenants of the Sanatoga Greene residential and commercial complex being built there, each will cost the township about $16 monthly, its Board of Commissioners learned Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021). Purchase and installation costs, however, will be paid by the developer.

The maintenance fees are required by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, Solicitor Charles Garner said, and will be paid to Pennsylvania American Water. It is providing services to Sanatoga Greene, rather than the borough of Pottstown, under an earlier agreement also approved by the utilities commission.

Township Fire Marshal Lew Babel has already approved the hydrants’ placements, and Garner said he was satisfied with the accompanying legal documentation. A board vote authorized President Bruce Foltz to execute agreements related to the installation and use.

Representatives of the utility company, the township, and Sanatoga Greene were scheduled to further discuss the installation this week, township Manager Ed Wagner reported.

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