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If you have any other questions, contact Mrs. Johnson at 610-363-0200.
Fee Schedule for Permits & Inspections
Because West Whiteland Township did not have any regulatory authority over the repurposing of Mariner East 1 and has not had any regulatory authority over Sunoco’s proposed construction of Mariner East 2. West Whiteland Township does not have enforcement or regulatory authority over the location of underground transmission pipelines, or whether a pipeline is constructed by horizontal directional drilling or open trench construction, or the type of product that will flow through the new pipelines or any of the existing pipelines. To the extent there are regulations for underground transmission pipeline siting, methods of construction or use, they are enforced by federal and state agencies.
It depends on the incident. There is no one size fits all response to a pipeline accident, or any other kind of accident or emergency. In some cases, emergency responders will want people to stay in place because they already are safe. In others, they will want people within a certain vicinity of the incident to evacuate. The extent and direction of an evacuation would depend on the nature of the accident, weather conditions at that time and any other factors affecting conditions on the ground.
If there were a major pipeline emergency, many fire, ambulance and police departments would respond. There would be numerous first responders on the scene working to get people to safety. As a result, people near the emergency would find out quickly what they should do.
They already have. Every year, first responders from the West Whiteland Fire Company, along with other local fire companies, and Chester County’s Hazardous Materials Response Team receive hazmat training to respond to incidents involving natural gas, natural gas liquids and many other types of hazards. They are trained and prepared to respond to a pipeline emergency and will direct people where to go (or stay) to be safe.
This scenario is not impossible, but it is very unlikely. You would have to be close enough to the leak in an environment that has the exact mixture of flammable vapors and air required for ignition, and even then, the chance of the phone as an ignition source is small. The many benefits from calling in an emergency or receiving emergency notifications far outweigh the small risk of a spark.
As a reminder, if you smell or hear gas outside that you think may come from a leak, please walk away before calling 911.
The Mariner East 2 pipeline will be at least 4 feet underground. The portions of the pipeline installed by horizontal directional drilling will be anywhere from 20 to 220 feet underground. If there is a leak deep underground, you will not see it. The first likely sign will be a decrease in pressure detected by the pipeline system, which would trigger shut off. Required inspections also can detect issues that may arise inside the pipe or with the protective coating.
For leaks closer to the surface, here is guidance:
Companies transporting natural gas to end users, such as PECO, often add odorant to add in detection. Sunoco cannot add odorant to the NGLs in the Mariner East system because of the potential end uses of the products, such as textiles and plastics.
Please email email@example.com with the address for service and the new billing address.
You receive a combined bill for sewer usage and trash/recycling. For residential customers in 2018, if you have both sewer and trash/recycling, your bill should be $334. If you just use the sewer, your bill should be $285. If you just have trash/recycling, your bill should be $49. If you think there is an error in your bill, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number on your bill.
Sewer and recycling bills are issued annually for the period from January 1 - December 31 of the prior year. Bills are mailed at the end of May and should be received no later than the first week in June. If you are a Township resident and do not receive a bill by then, please contact the Township by emailing email@example.com or calling 484-875-6025.
No, this is not a tax. It is a service provided. Please pay the bill directly via the methods noted on the bill and noted here in the FAQ.
Yes. For your convenience, there is a drop box in front of our building at 101 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341. Pull up to the circle (between the orange balls) and you will see a grey box that says “DROP BOX. TOWNSHIP PAYMENTS ONLY” with a slit above the text. Please put the payment stub and check with account number in an envelope. A stamp is not required and you don’t even have to park.
Payment is due on 7/1/2018. You can follow the instructions for sending a check but put your full service address on the check. The amounts for residential customers are below. Commercial customers should call the office at 484-875-6025.
For residential customers, if payment is made before 7/1/2018:
If you have both sewer and trash/recycling, your bill is $334.
If you just use the sewer, your bill is $285.
If you just have trash/recycling, your bill is $49.
Every person who lives in West Whiteland Township (WWT) and is employed must pay the Earned Income Tax (EIT) at a rate of 1%. Employers in WWT are required to withhold the EIT on behalf of their employees, regardless of where the employee lives. If you do not have earned income tax withheld from your wages or are self-employed, you are required to report and remit earned income tax quarterly to Keystone Collections Group, the earned income tax collector.
The due dates for EIT filings are as follows:
Penalty and interest will be assessed if you fail to file in a timely manner.
The PSD code for WWT is 151206.
If you have questions concerning the filing of this tax return or concerning the quarterly filing requirement, please contact Keystone Collections Group at 724-978-0300.
Every person who works in West Whiteland Township (WWT) and earns more than $12,000/year pays the local service tax (LST) of $52/year. Every employer in WWT is required to withhold the LST on behalf of their employees and remit payment to Keystone Collections Group.
The Chester County real estate tax bill is computed by multiplying the millage (or tax) rate by the assessed value of the property. Mills are the amount each property is taxed per $1,000 of assessed value. In 2018, the county real estate tax rate is 4.369 mills. This tax is collected by the Chester County Treasurers Office.To calculate your tax bill, use the following formula: Assessed value x Mills / 1,000
The West Chester Area School District (WCASD) real estate tax bill is computed by multiplying the millage (or tax) rate by the assessed value of the property. Mills are the amount each property is taxed per $1,000 of assessed value. In 2018, the WCSAD real estate tax rate is 20.6741 mills. This tax is collected by Berkheimer Associates.To calculate your tax bill, use the following formula: Assessed value x Mills / 1,000
The real estate transfer tax is paid at closing when a property is sold. The buyer and the seller each pay 1% of the total sale price (resulting in a total transfer tax rate of 2%). The overall allocation of the tax is as follows: