Winter Weather Preparation
Important Information for Residents:
Contact Information for Utility Companies:
Due to frigid temperatures, residents may potentially experience disruptions in gas, electric, or water service due to pipes freezing and/or bursting in our utility area. 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/.
Prepare for Winter Weather:
With winter conditions currently affecting the region, residents are strongly encouraged to prepare for inclement weather and storms in advance by following the FEMA recommended winter weather preparedness plan found at https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.
Because of the unpredictability of winter storms, FEMA recommends having a 72 hour basic disaster supply kit which they advise to keep in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag at your home which can include the following recommended items:
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Additional Emergency Supplies
Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:
- Prescription medications
- Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
- Glasses and contact lense solution
- Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
- Pet food and extra water for your pet
- Cash or traveler’s checks
- Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
- Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
- Paper and pencil
- Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children (FEMA, 2018)