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Pet Waste and Stormwater

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Pet Waste and Stormwater

Pet waste is a health risk to pets, people, and especially children.  Pet waste is full of bacteria that if not properly disposed of can end up in our streams, lakes, and rivers.  The bacteria can ultimately end up in our fish and aquatic life. The pathogens in pet waste can lead to a high biological oxygen demand in our streams and rivers causing algal blooms which deplete oxygen from the water and deprive aquatic life making it difficult to survive.

What can you do?

  • Pick up your pet waste and place in a plastic bag. Ensure the bag is tied shut and dispose of properly.
  • Clean up pet waste from your yard and dispose of properly. Pet waste is NOT a fertilizer.
  • Avoid walking your pet near streams and waterways.

We love our animals but we must take responsibility for the waste they generate. Be proactive in protecting our environment! Pick up after your pet and dispose of the waste properly to make a positive impact on water quality in Lower Allen Township.

For more information on pet waste and what you can do to protect the environment visit:



Stormwater Sentries

Below is a link to a FREE Facebook game, Stormwater Sentries, that promotes awareness of the environmental impact of stormwater runoff on your community. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay developed this game to promote awareness of the environmental impact that the daily decisions we make on our own private property can have on local stream health. Enjoy playing this interactive game with your family and learn how to make better environmental decisions to improve water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay!






Zoning Hearing Board
4-19-18 Notice

 NOTICE is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) of Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., at the Lower Allen Township Municipal Services Center, 2233 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to consider:

  1. Docket #2018-02 – The application of Richard Irvin is requesting a variance from Section 220-215.B.(2) of the Codified Ordinances of Lower Allen Township (the Code) to erect a 6’ high privacy fence within the required front yard of his residence at 1 West Shore Drive, Camp Hill, PA.
  1. Docket #2018-03 – The application of Samuel Ebersole, 479 Picnic Road, Lykens, PA is requesting a variance from Section 220-222.B.(1) of the Code to construct a single family home addition at 1425 Main Street, Mechanicsburg PA that would exceed the 50% floor area expansion limit for a building with a nonconforming side yard setback.
  1. Any matters of general business and to deliberate upon any such matters which are pending before the ZHB and which are appropriate for consideration at a public meeting.


By Order of Lower Allen Township                     Ann Evertts

Zoning Hearing Board                                          Chairperson



Lower Allen Community Park
Paving Project

There is a paving project taking place at LACP over the next two weeks, this will affect stone/gravel roadways and parking areas.  Signs will be posted throughout the park regarding detours or road closures.  Some areas of the park will have limited access during this project.  The Dog Park and Fun Fort will be able to be accessed during this paving project.