Native Americans lived along most streams of New Hanover for at least 10,000 years.

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Apr 2, 2020

BOS Meeting Audio (April 2, 2020)

Missed tonight's meeting?  Click here for the audio of the meeting and here for the meeting video.

Apr 2, 2020

Municipal Property Tax Payment Extension Notice

The Board of Supervisors voted during its meeting on April 2, 2020 to extend the real estate discount and face period for the benefit of taxpayers due to the effects of COVID-19.  The discount period is extended to May 31, 2020, and the face value period is extended to July 31, 2020.

Mar 26, 2020

Township Meetings for April

New Hanover Township is currently under a disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All public meetings for the month of April, except for the Board of Supervisors and Municipal Authority, are canceled.  Click here for more information.

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Mar 24, 2020

Wastewater and Coronavirus

This is an urgent request for the public’s cooperation in the following matter. It is critical that during these challenging times, our sanitary sewer system remains operational! If you agree, please consider the following.

As store shelves become empty for everyday items such as toilet paper, “flushable” wipes, disinfection wipes, paper towels, and other cleaning supplies, New Hanover Township Authority wishes to remind you that wipes, even the ones that say “flushable”, and paper towels do not break down like toilet paper does in water.

Flushing of wipes and paper towels has become a significant concern in recent times due to the shortage of toilet paper and the potential need to utilize alternate means combined with increased cleaning/disinfection recommendations by the CDC for prevention of COVID–19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. When you are cleaning, please dispose all solid cleaning material (rags, wipes, paper towels, towels, etc…) in your trash can.

 Therefore, wipes, paper towels, rags and other cleaning refuse SHOULD NOT be flushed, all of these items MUST be thrown away with the trash!

Flushing of wipes and paper towels can cause raw wastewater backups in people’s homes which is an expensive repair for the homeowner. Another problem with flushing wipes and paper towels is that these practices cause raw wastewater backups within the sewer main collection system. The backups can overflow into the environment leading to health and environmental concerns. Please also note, typically these repairs are expensive repairs for the Authority. In the end, it is ultimately the rate payers that absorb these costs!

Please help us protect your ability to flush your toilet and DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING BUT TOILET PAPER AND/OR HUMAN WASTE. All other miscellaneous items should be properly disposed of in the trash.

New Hanover Township Authority thanks you for your help in advance as we collectively work together in these extraordinary times. New Hanover Township Authority’s goal is to ensure everyone has safe, uninterrupted and adequate wastewater service, while protecting the health of the public and our environment

Mar 14, 2020

NHT Corona Virus (COVID-19) Press Release

In response to the Governor’s directives on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and Friday, March 13, 2020, New Hanover Township will begin mitigation practices to help slow and prevent the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19. To assist with the Township’s response and in accord with the Township’s Emergency Plan, the Township Manager and Emergency Management Coordinator have Declared a Disaster effective immediately.   Click here for more information.

Feb 13, 2020

2020 United States Census

The 2020 census is underway.  It is important that everyperson in the U.S. be counted since it affects funding for services and how we plan for our future.  Mailers will be mailed late March to each household and can be returned by mail, by phone or online.  If the mailer is not returned by late April, a census taker may visit your home.  Please be sure to require identification before providing any information and be respectful.  Also, the Census Bureau is recruiting persons to fill various part time positions, offering flexible hours and paid at an hourly rate.  For more information please call 1-855-562-2020

Jan 27, 2020

Swamp Pike Sewer Main Replacement Project

New Hanover Township Authority will be replacing the sanitary sewer main in Swamp Pike, between Rosenberry Road and New Hanover Square Road. This construction is expected to commence the week of January 27, 2020 with a final completion date of April 28, 2020.

For more information click here.

Jan 3, 2020

Household Hazaardous Waste & Tire Collections

Montgomery County residential household hazardous waste and tire collection schedules are available at the Township office or by visiting or by calling the recycling line at 610 278-3618.

Dec 5, 2019

EHB Transcripts (NHT v. PADEP) (October 2019)

Click the links below if you're interested in reading the transcripts from the Township's appeal to the Environmental Hearing Board in October 2019.

EHB - New Hanover v. PADEP (Full)

EHB - New Hanover v. PADEP (Mini)

Feb 4, 2020

Private Well Water Trial

Water, Health and Applied Microbiology Lab at Temple University is performing a Wells and Enteric Disease Transmission Trail. If you a resident of Montgomery County, have a private well, and children three years younger you could be eligible to take part in this trail.

For more information click here