Due to safety concerns for larger vehicles (buses, fire trucks, delivery trucks etc.), and as a courtesy to the pedestrian and vehicular traffic, street-side tree trimming needs to be routinely performed by the property owner. This also permits the proper maintenance of roads. To reduce the frequency of pruning, trees should be generally pruned beyond the curb or, to the edge of the right of way or, or a minimum of 3’ from the edge of the paved road surface maintaining a minimum clearance of 14’ above the road surface. Clearance above sidewalks should be a minimum of 8’ above the sidewalk surface.
Snow Removal Policy
Shoveling, plowing, throwing or otherwise depositing of snow upon a street is not permitted per the Second Class Township Code. Doing so creates a nuisance and potential danger to motorists and makes a difficult job even harder for Township road crew members. This includes plowing snow across a street to the opposite shoulder. By doing so you are scraping off de-icing material and creating a potential hazard at the edge of the road. That pile of snow left on the shoulder can turn into a solid block of ice due to freezing temperatures and compression, which can damage Township plow equipment and / or motorists vehicles.
Need to contact PennDOT?
General No: 1-800-FIX-ROAD
PennDOT Lehigh County Maintenance Phone No: 610-798-4280
PennDOT District 5 has a Customer Care Center link. They respond to issues reported via this system in a timely period. Click for the Customer Care Center Link. Remember to click “Concern” to access the submittal page.
On-lot septic tanks provide the means of sewage disposal in Upper Milford Township. A septic system checklist is available here. Lehigh County Authority provides public sewer services in the areas adjacent to the Borough of Emmaus Municipal Boundary and the Route 29 corridor to Buckeye Road.
On Site Sewage System Information
For New Construction and Repair of Existing Systems
The Borough of Emmaus Public Water System provides waters service to the residents of Upper Milford Township that live adjacent to the Borough. The Lehigh County Authority now manages this system for the residents of Upper Milford Township.
Lehigh County Authority provides public water service to the developments of Mink Estates, Far View Subdivision and Buss Developments.
Contact Info: Lehigh County Authority
Red Hill Water Authority provides limited public water service to Township residents adjacent to their distribution main in the Southern portion of the township.
Contact Info: Red Hill Water Authority
High Quality Plating
The High Quality Polishing & Plating Site is located of Routes 100 & 29 in the village of Zionsville, Lehigh County. From the early 1960’s to 1983, the Site was operating as a polishing and electroplating facility. This update is provided by the PA Department of Environmental Protection to notify the public on what is taking place