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DEP Declares Code Red Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for June 29, 2023 for entire state of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Red Air Quality Action Day for all of Pennsylvania for fine particulate matter for June 29, 2023, due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.

The average Air Quality Index readings for the entire day will likely be in the Code Red range, however local conditions could be Code Purple throughout the day. Residents are encouraged to check for their local conditions.

On a Code Red Air Quality Action Day, young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should avoid outdoor activities, and everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

In Code Purple conditions, young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Check current local conditions at

Concentrations of smoke will likely be high throughout the day in western Pennsylvania and increasing throughout the day in eastern Pennsylvania.

Smoke due to wildfires in eastern Canada will likely contribute to daily average concentrations of fine particulate matter in the Code Red range. Residents are encouraged to check for current conditions in their area.

Smoke from the wildfires is expected to impact Pennsylvania air quality throughout Thursday and Friday, with some possible relief on Saturday. DEP will continue to update the forecast.

Conditions will likely be worse in the morning as a natural weather phenomenon called an atmospheric inversion will keep smoke filled air closer to the surface and prevent air from higher elevations to mix with air closer to the ground. Residents are encouraged to check for current conditions in their area.

Fine particulate matter (or PM-2.5) comes in many sizes and shapes and can be made up of hundreds of different chemicals. Some are emitted directly from a source, such as construction sites, unpaved roads, fields, smokestacks, or fires. Most particles form in the atmosphere as a result of complex reactions of chemicals such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides (called “precursors”), which are pollutants emitted from power plants, industries, and automobiles.

Residents and businesses within the Air Quality Action Day areas are strongly encouraged to voluntarily help reduce fine particulate matter air pollution by:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health also has recommendations on how to protect yourself from air pollution.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air Quality Index (AQI) provides standardized color codes for forecasting and reporting daily air quality. Green signifies good air quality; Yellow means moderate air quality; Orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive groups of people; and Red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all. An Air Quality Action Day is declared when the AQI is forecasted to be Code Orange or higher.

For more information, visit DEP at, EPA’s AirNow at

For more information on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, please visit the website or follow DEP on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Real Estate Dates for 2023

March 1, 2023 -County/Municipal Billing

  • Discount Period – Pay on or before May 2, 2023
  • Penalty Period – July 4, 2023 through December 31, 2023
  • Delinquent if not paid by December 31, 2023

August 1, 2023 – School District Billing

  • Discount Period – Pay on or before October 2, 2023
  • Penalty Period – December 4, 2023 through December 31, 2023
  • Delinquent if not paid by December 31, 2023

Sewer Rate Increase

Effective January 3, 2023 Granville Township is increasing sewer rates.  Rising costs of chemicals, parts and equipment necessitates the increase.  The increase is per quarter. For a full copy of the rate resolution, please contact the office.

                                                                                                      OLD                    NEW
Flat Rate                                                                                      $ 130.00              $ 135.00
Grinder Pump                                                                            $ 140.00             $ 145.00
Employee Count                                                                        $ 177.00              $ 182.00 Minimum Bill
Metered                                                                                      $ 177.00              $ 182.00 Minimum Bill
Meter: Total operating cost portion of the calculation       $ 0.010                $ 0.012
Car Wash                                                                                    $ 177.00              $ 182.00 Minimum Bill
­­‍                                                                                                     $11/1000             $12/1000 gallons of water
Fire Company / Church                                                            $ 130.00 $ 135.00

Disclosures: Act 44 for Entities Providing Professional Services

Chapter 7-A of Act 44 or 2009 MANDATES the annual disclosure of certain information by every entity (hereinafter “Contractor”) which is a party to a professional services contract with one of the pension funds of Granville Township (hereinafter the (“Requesting Municipality”).  Act 44 disclosure requirements apply to Contractors who provide professional pension services and receive payment of any kind from the Requesting Municipality’s pension fund. The Requesting Municipality has determined that your company falls under the requirements of Act 44 and must complete this disclosure form. you are expected to submit this completed form, to the Requesting Municipality below, by December 1, 2022.

If, for any reason you believe that Act 44 does not require you to complete this disclosure form, please provide a written explanation of your reason(s) by Novemberl5. 2022.

Download: Granville Township Act 44 2022 Approved and signed

Delinquent Water & Sewer Assistance Available

  • Do you have past-due water or sewer bills?
  • Under threat of losing water or sewer service in the next 60 days?
  • Has your water service terminated?

Low-income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Flyer

To apply:

In Person – In-Person: Applications are available at your local county assistance office.

Snow Removal Mailbox Policy

We try to avoid damaging anyone’s property. However, mailboxes are often placed in the Township legal right-of-way, which means that the Township is not liable for damages to them caused by snow removal operations. We suggest property owners ensure their mailbox rest on a firm support so it will be better able to withstand the windrow of snow from the plow.