Marple fined for broken storm sewer line discharge

    Following a fine from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Delaware County’s Marple Township has come up with a system to deal with broken storm sewer lines.


    The township was fined $6,000 for a broken storm sewer line discharge on Arden Road, which released effluent into the creek, the Delaware County Times reports

    Because the township took precautions to lessen the effect of the leak, the fine was reduced from $8,000. Crews will now be available for 24/7 response, and the township will contact the DEP and township Engineer Jamie MacCombie in the event of an issue.

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