Welcome to Chalfant Borough
Chalfant Borough is nestled within the eastern suburbs of Allegheny County and is located just ten miles outside of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Chalfant, although small, is a borough with rich history dating back well over one hundred years.
Our quaint community is home to the beautiful Servicemen’s Memorial Park and ball field, several locally owned restaurants and businesses, and the landmark Parkway Steps.
Chalfant is delighted to remain a community where neighbors know one another and care about our borough.
We have recently updated our website in an effort to better support residents and visitors as they learn about the many resources available in Chalfant Borough.
Over the next few months, the website will continue to be updated with new content, so please check back frequently.
The Chalfant Borough Council
Important Information for Residents:
Woodland Hills EMS Tax:
In December 2019 the Chalfant Borough Council approved the passage of a 0.5 mil tax increase which, starting in April 2020 would cover all households in the Borough to receive membership in the Woodland Hills Emergency Medical Service.
This tax will replace households needing to subscribe to WEMS during the annual Woodland Hills Emergency Medical Service Membership Drive.
In order to verify residents, all Borough households will be required to identify legal occupants of their households in the 2020 Annual Report of Occupancy.
This report should also include all children residing in the residence, as well as children who may be at college for part of the year. For rental units, landlords must report all residents in apartments as well as single-family dwellings.
As with any non-resident emergencies that occur in the Borough, WEMS will respond to any emergency calls, however, billing for services will vary in cost from those who have tax subsidized membership through WEMS.
Any questions regarding WEMS services be directed to the Borough at 412-823-6500. For more information about the Woodland Hills Emergency Medical Service, please visit their website at http://whems.org/.
Residents are encouraged to begin the process of preparing properties for winter that include trimming tree branches and limbs to prevent them impacting utility lines during winter snow or ice storms. Street sweeping will take place in the borough in November and leaves will be collected by public works once the trees have dropped the majority of the leaves.
Preparing for Winter Weather:
Winter is an unpredictable time in Pittsburgh, but the Borough encourages residents to be proactive and prepare in advance of any potential storms or disruptions that can be caused by loss of utilities. As recommended by the National Weather Service and survival experts, residents should be prepared for the potential loss of heat, power, water, telephone service or shortage of supplies if not prepared. Residents are encouraged to prepare now by keeping the following supplies on hand at home:
- Flashlights, extra batteries, LED candles (alternative to traditional wax candles for safety)
- Functioning smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors (with updated batteries) and fire extinguishers graded for residential use. Check to make certain they have not been included in recent recalls of fire safety equipment
- Cellular phones and chargers (to use in car should home power be lost)
- Batter powered NOAA weather radio/portable radios/GMRS/FRS handheld radios to receive emergency information
- 1 gallon water per person and pet in household. It is recommended a 3 day supply be kept in home at all times regardless of time of year
- Non-perishable food (that does not require refrigeration or cooking should power be lost).
- Extra medicine and/or baby supplies
- First aid kit and supplies
- Heating fuel and emergency heating source—learn to use properly in advance and have proper ventilation
- Salt, cat litter, or sand (to clear sidewalks)
- Supplies for emergency repairs such as duct tape, plastic sheeting and tools
- Full tank of gas in vehicle (to prevent freezing of gas line)
Residents are also encouraged to know in advance of weather emergencies how to shut off water supplies and power in home should this become necessary during a storm.
Inspect properties to determine any potential concerns such as low or seemingly loose utility lines and contact utility provider or have large tree branches limbed by trained professionals to prevent their likelihood of breaking and damaging property.
Residents should always check on neighbors particularly if they are elderly or disabled during storm conditions to ascertain their wellbeing and needs.
Contact Information for Utility Companies:
Winterl storms can sometimes cause disruptions in gas, electric, or water service. The borough will post information as it is made available from the utility companies on the website and the Chalfant Borough Information Page on Facebook, however it is vital for residents to be proactive and contact the utilities directly when encountering any service disruption.
Please find the appropriate contacts for the utilities in Chalfant listed below for your reference. In emergency situations, please contact 911 FIRST and then notify the appropriate utility.
Wilkinsburgh-Penn Joint Water Authority (WPJWA)
*Residents are encouraged to register online for the WPJWA Emergency Telephone Sign Up so that residents with any water disruptions in Chalfant will be notified. The WPJWA website is http://www.wpjwa.com/.
Duquesne Light Company
412-393-7000 (Emergency Number)
*Duquesne Light also offers many helpful information tips for residents regarding storm safety and power outages at https://www.duquesnelight.com/outages-safety/storm-plan.
Peoples Natural Gas (PNG)
1.800.400.4271 (Emergency Number)
*Peoples Natural Gas offers information to residents regarding gas safety tips at https://www.peoples-gas.com/all-about-gas/safety/.