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Ephrata Township Pollution Reduction Plan

07/18/2017 by Steve Sawyer

Notice is hereby given that Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shall conduct a public review period of the Ephrata Township Pollutant Reduction Plan for Impaired Waters of the Commonwealth and the Chesapeake Bay (“Pollution Reduction Plan”) commencing on July 26, 2017.  The Pollutant Reduction Plan proposes a minimum reduction of 70,694 pounds of sediment resulting from storm water flows through the Township's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System within the Cocalico Creek, Conestoga River, Coover Run and Meadow Run watersheds.  These reductions in sediment loading to local waterways are planned to be achieved through the construction of best management practices during the 2018-2023 permit term.  The Pollutant Reduction Plan is available for public inspection at the Ephrata Township Office, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The public review period will conclude on September 5, 2017, during which period comments may be submitted in person at the Ephrata Township Office, by United States mail to the Township at 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522, or by e-mail to Township Manager Steven Sawyer at SSawyer@ptd.net.  Comments may also be made during the public comment period at the Board of Supervisors meetings on August 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and August 15, 2017 at 7:00 a.m., at the Ephrata Township Office.  All comments will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at a public meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Ephrata Township Office at 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                       Steven A. Sawyer, Township Manager 

Ephrata Township Pollution Reduction Plan  - Draft for Public Review - July 19, 2017


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WERT Rail Trail Project

08/17/2015 by

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail Project

Ephrata Township, Ephrata Borough, Akron Borough and Warwick Township are working together on a project to develop a rail trail which will extend for approximately eight  miles between Ephrata and Lititz.  The walking and biking trail will be built over several phases over the next five years.  The project will connect the existing trails in Ephrata Borough and Warwick Township.   WERT PHASING MAP

Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Akron Borough have completed  2.8 miles of trail that extends from Locust Street in Ephrata Borough to approximately 1,300 feet west of Main Street in Akron.

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New Floodplain Maps

03/19/2014 by Admin

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate 
Map (FIRM) for Ephrata Township. The FIRM illustrates the extent of flood hazards in Ephrata Township and is 
used to determine who must buy flood insurance and the floodplain development regulations that apply in 
the flood risk zones depicted.


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