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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gas Worker Camps Beginning To Appear In Potter County

Townships Advised To Prepare For Gas Worker ‘Camps’

galetonmancampPotter County’s local governments are being advised to adopt a holding tank ordinance to assure the proper disposal of sewage from “camps” that are being developed to accommodate temporary natural gas workers. The suggestion comes from the Potter County Planning Commission and the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich advises that DEP requires temporary sewage facilities permits for the camps. A group of four modular trailers has been opened for gas workers in Galeton Borough (shown here) and a similar camp is coming in Allegany Township. The camps use holding tanks to collect sewage. Townships and their sewage enforcement officers are responsible for identifying and resolving violations.

Thirteen of Potter County’s townships do not have holding tank ordinances and the congregate living facilities are prohibited there. They include: Clara, Genesee, Hebron, Homer, Oswayo, Pike, Pleasant Valley, Portage, Sharon, Stewardson, Summit, West Branch and Wharton townships. A sample ordinance is available from the County Planning Office at 274-8254.

(Photo courtesy of Ed Coar, Wayne County Planner)

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

This WOULD NOT be happening if Doris and her crowd were still in power.

Anonymous said...

And OH how I wish Doris and her crowd were still in power now!! They kept people employed and protected the integrity of the entire area. I never would have imagined that I would be dealing with "man camps" right in my backyard. Suddenly this is not a good place to vacation, raise your children, live out your retirement years. That is going, going, gone! Will someone please buy my house so I can get outta Dodge?

Anonymous said...

No one will ever buy your house, or mine. No businesses will ever come to this area. The gas boom is not benefitting any of us with jobs. There is no reason for anyone to move here. I want out, too, but I'm stuck with a house also. I sorely miss Adelphia...my job and the people I worked with. I hope people realize how good Coudersport had it, and far it's fallen since the demise of Adelphia.

Anonymous said...

There's only one family to blame for the demise of Adelphia!
How is this any different than the windturbines coming in? They are devastating to property values as well.

Anonymous said...

Wind turbines are not devastating to our water supplies, our school systems, our property values. The gas drilling is far more environmentally deadly. So, to benefit a few people who may get a dirty, labor job for a short time, we destroy our fields, our state forests and our property values. And, oh yes, we are also benefitting the gas companies and the people who lease their land and will get enough money so they can leave once all is lost. The rest of us are stuck here. It makes me sick. I have land but no way on earth would I lease it to the gas companies. I was approached but would rather shoot myself than contribute to the demise of Potter County in such a destructive, harmful way. I hope the legislators in Harrisburg read some of these blogs and realize how unhappy we are with their attitudes - do not tax the gas companies! Lease all the forest land! We need to give jobs to a handful of people to the detriment of all else! I hope they all get booted out!!

Anonymous said...

Sure all of you liked working for adelphia.9-5 weekends off.The REASON for you saying a hand full of jobs for locals is,the gas industry is WORK.real WORK.No weekends off.Sun up 'till sun down and then some.How many of you are willing to travel 1000 miles for a job?Obviously,none,or you would be working.

Anonymous said...

Doris and her crowd paying taxes?We are and we work in the industry.I own three properties in Potter county.ALL WORKING PEOPLE are welcome in my home,on my land.

Anonymous said...

I would rather have my land drilled for gas than those stinking god awful wind turbines and how someone can say they don't devalue land property must be insane!