Cold Weather Safety Tips

Bitter cold temperatures are expected mid-late week, January 30 – 31.  Here are some tips to keep you warm and safe, both inside and out:

When you are outside:
  1. Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
  2. Wear a hat. Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
  3. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
  4. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
To keep pipes from freezing on an outside wall:
  1. Let hot and cold water trickle or drip at night from a faucet.
  2. Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to get to un-insulated pipes under a sink or near an
    outer wall.
  3. Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.
  4. If you plan to be away: (1) Have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still
    on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler
    systems).
If Pipes Freeze:
  1. Make sure you and your family knows how to shut off the water, in case pipes burst.
  2. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch. Use a hair dryer instead.
  3. Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

For More information please see:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml

Looking for a few good Avonworth Community Park Committee Volunteers

Ben Avon is looking for a few good residents to serve as volunteers with the Avonworth Municipal Authority – the overseeing authority for the Avonworth Community Park which provides a variety of recreational and social amenities to the five communities within the Avonworth district. There are several committee opportunities to be involved with including the Pool committee, Maintenance, Public Relations, Facilities, etc. For more information on the AMA and Park opportunities, visit https://www.avonworthcommunitypark.org/avonworth-municipal-authority.

If you are interested in donating your time and services, please contact the Ben Avon Borough office at benavon@benavon.com or (412) 766-7704.

Kindly pick up after your pets

Ben Avon is a very pet friendly neighborhood and we’d like to keep it that way for our pets and our human residents.  With due respect, kindly pick up your pet’s waste while on any public or private property that does not belong to you. This means bagging and disposing of waste in your own refuse container.  For full details on Ben Avon’s domestic pet ordinance please go to https://ecode360.com/31607104. Penalties may be imposed for anyone caught violating this ordinance.

Welcome!

Ben Avon is located along the Ohio River six miles northwest of Downtown Pittsburgh. It is a vibrant community, built in the past and restored for the future. We invite you to visit our vibrant community; learn about our history; and discover for yourself why Ben Avon is such a great place to live and raise a family.

Ben Avon is pleased to be served by the Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Department, the Ohio Township Police Department, NorthWest EMS and our own wonderful and dedicated staff. Seven council members and our mayor comprise our locally elected officials. We are one of the five communities served by the Avonworth School District.

Dial 9-1-1 when you need emergency assistance from the police, fire department, or rescue team.

For non-emergency calls, contact

  • Ohio Township Police: (412) 259-8304
  • Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Company: 412-761-7566
  • Northwest EMS: (412) 331-2600

Ben Avon’s Borough Office is located at:

7101 Church Avenue
Ben Avon, PA 15202
Phone: 412-766-7704
Fax: 412-766-7311
benavon@benavon.com

Terrie Patsch is Ben Avon’s Borough Secretary

Office Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Public Works Department

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dale Regrut, Public Works Foreman
250 Spruce Street
Ben Avon, PA  15202
Phone 412-761-5311
benavonpw@benavon.com

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2019
  • Borough Council Meeting

    February 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ben Avon Borough Building, 7101 Church Avenue, Ben Avon

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February 20, 2019
  • Recycling Pickup

    February 20, 2019

    Waste Management, https://www.wm.com/us/residential

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  • Trash Pickup

    February 20, 2019
    Ben Avon

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February 27, 2019
March 2, 2019
  • ACLA Bookmobile Stop in Ben Avon

    March 2, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The Bookmobile is a library on wheels! Use your library card to check out items OR if you don’t have a card, sign up for one (can be used at any library in Allegheny County). You can browse our onboard collection or order items from any library in the county and pick them up at your Bookmobile stop!

    We offer: Books for Adults, Children and Teens; e-Books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad and other devices;
    DVDS, music, audio books; and more!

    The Bookmobile stops in Ben Avon on Church Avenue (in front of Anchor and Anvil) every other Saturday from 11 a.m.—noon.

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March 5, 2019
  • Ben Avon Council Working Session

    March 5, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ben Avon, PA, USA

    Non-voting public working session

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March 6, 2019
March 13, 2019
March 16, 2019
  • ACLA Bookmobile Stop in Ben Avon

    March 16, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Anchor & Anvil Coffee Bar, 7221 Church Ave, Ben Avon, PA 15202, USA

    The Bookmobile is a library on wheels! Use your library card to check out items OR if you don’t have a card, sign up for one (can be used at any library in Allegheny County). You can browse our onboard collection or order items from any library in the county and pick them up at your Bookmobile stop!

    We offer: Books for Adults, Children and Teens; e-Books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad and other devices;
    DVDS, music, audio books; and more!

    The Bookmobile stops in Ben Avon on Church Avenue (in front of Anchor and Anvil) every other Saturday from 11 a.m.—noon.

    See more details