2010 March 6: PA Londonderry township: Installing wood boilers in Londonderry Township banned until new rules can be written
March 06, 2010, 8:47PM
A Lebanon County township is the latest place where wood boilers are the hot topic.
In the past, residents in Mount Holly Springs and Cornwall have complained about the smoke and pollution, and municipal officials regulated the devices that provide heat and hot water.
Now, Londonderry Twp. is heating up over wood boilers.
With elimination of electric rate caps, more residents might be looking at outdoor wood boilers to help save costs, Londonderry Twp. manager Steve Letavic said.
Londonderry Twp. supervisors agreed to temporarily ban new boilers from being installed until the fall, so they can develop an ordinance.
"We all want to be sensitive to rate caps, and people may need another source of heat, but we need to ensure everyone can enjoy their own property," Letavic said.