Welcome to Orwigsburg

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209 N. Warren St.
Orwigsburg, Pa 17961

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.

Phone (570)-366-3103

Fax (570)-366-3106



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2017 Proposed Budget



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Public Notice


The Borough recently awarded a construction contract for the installation of curb ramps at intersections, replacement of deteriorated or missing curbs, and paving on South Warren Street.  The project also consists of storm sewer improvements and paving on South Wayne Street.  The contractor, Schuylkill Paving, Inc., received a notice to proceed with the project on August 30, 2016 and recently commenced construction activities for the project.

We encourage residents considering replacing their sidewalk to do so at this time.  The Borough is not endorsing the use of any specific contractor to replace sidewalks but it may be advantageous to obtain an estimate from Schuylkill Paving, Inc., 570-754-7800, to do the sidewalk replacement while they are on-site doing the work for the Borough project.

If you have any questions concerning the construction of the project, please contact the Borough Engineer, Bill McMullen, at ARRO Engineering, 570-366-9534. If you have further questions or issues, please feel free to call Borough Hall, 570-366-3103. Thank you.

Planning and Zoning Public Notice

The ORWIGSBURG BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM (prevailing local time) at the Orwigsburg Borough Hall, North Warren Street, Orwigsburg, PA 17961. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the following:
Michael D. Rhodes, d/b/a The Rhodes Organization – Appeal of Decision of Zoning Officer Case No. 153
Applicant, with respect to a proposed retirement community to be located on East Market Street, between Kimmels Road and Breezy Acres Road, Orwigsburg, appeals the Zoning Officer’s interpretation and application of Orwigsburg Zoning Ordinance Section 10.21 C re: dwelling units per acre; Section 10.21. D re: community center requirement; Section 10.21 E re: common open space requirement; Section 10.21 F re: set back requirement; Section 10.07 F and 10.07 M re: parking area and setback.
Applicants are required to attend. All interested parties are invited to attend.

The Orwigsburg Source Water Protection Plan

The Orwigsburg Municipal Waterworks (OMW) utilizes local groundwater wells to provide safe, clean drinking water to our residents. In an effort to protect our drinking water and keep it safe and clean, OMW is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to develop a Source Water Protection Plan. The plan is a voluntary program that will help ensure the quality of our groundwater for future years.

OMW will use a variety of management options to develop a comprehensive approach to source water protection in an effort to protect our water supplies from the Potential Sources of Contamination (PSOC’s). OMW will work cooperatively with organizations, other municipalities, and community partners to implement this Source Water Protection Plan.

In the event of an accident or spill that has the potential to impact our water supplies, OMW will initiate an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to minimize any potential impacts. OMW maintains an ERP and updates it regularly. The plan includes emergency contacts and provisions for alternate sources of water. OMW will work closely with local and county first responders in the event of a spill or accident that may threaten the water supply.

We trust that the results of this Source Water Protection Plan will benefit not only our residents served by the Orwigsburg Municipal Waterworks, but also Schuylkill County residents living and working in our local area.
If you have any questions concerning the Orwigsburg Source Water Protection Plan, please contact Dave Teter at 570.657.0115, or at dave@orwigsburg.net




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2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Our “Community Reports” Page includes a link to our 2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. A copy of the report is also available at Borough Hall and the Orwigsburg Public Library.

2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report


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Emergency Notification

Add/Remove/Update Your Contact Information

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents [and Businesses] in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.

Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Orwigsburg Borough or Orwigsburg Police Department.

If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form by clicking on the image above and add or update your contact information.

You may also remove yourself from our lists, however this and the website are the only ways to recieve emergency information related to the borough.

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