About The Borough of Topton
In 1754, Berks County became incorporated. Settlers lived in "long swamp". Farms were found to be underlaid with iron ore and as many as 100 mines opened in the area. Villages and hamlets were established and the area became known as "Longswamp" in 1761. In 1854, the Allentown Railroad Company constructed a railroad from Allentown to join the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.
In 1859, the East Penn Railroad was extended from Reading to Allentown. On May 19th of that year, Judge George Stitzel, while inspecting the railroad, suggested to the community at the highest elevation be called Topton. In February 1876, the Borough of Topton was created. Topton, located in the northeast corner of Berks County, is surrounded by Longswamp Township, except for a small corner which is adjacent to Maxatawny Township. The population according to a 2010 census is 2,069.
Borough to Inspect Sewer Lines
Public Notice of Smoke Testing
The Borough of Topton Sanitary Sewer Department will begin testing of Borough’s sanitary sewer system in the near future and this work will continuing on an intermittent basis throughout the summer.
Field personnel with the Borough will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes, which will travel through the sanitary sewer system. The purpose of this testing is to detect any breaks or leaks in the borough’s system and make appropriate repairs, if necessary.
Residents may see smoke being released from roof vents, plumbing vents, storm inlets, sanitary sewer manholes or from lawn areas.
Tips for residents in the event smoke enters into your home:
· If the non-toxic smoke enters a residence or business, this is a sign of a defect in the plumbing. When this occurs, there is no need to contact emergency services. Open a window or door for ventilation, note the location of the smoke, and contact a qualified plumber.
· Anyone with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions should not stay in a building, where smoke has entered, as a precautionary measure.
· If you have any doubt as to the source of the smoke in your home, locate the Borough crew immediately or call 911.
Questions? Contact the Borough Office at 610-682-2541.
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM