Bucks County General Services
Home Elevation Program
As part of the ongoing efforts to minimize the damaging effects of flooding in our area, the Bucks County Commissioners sponsored a buyout and elevation program along the lower Neshaminy Creek watershed. The program is funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and focuses mitigation efforts between Dark Hollow Road and the Delaware river along the Neshaminy Creek. Over the past ten years, hundreds of homes have been razed and converted to open space, elevated, or had utility room additions constructed above the 100 year flood elevation. The Bucks County program is a means by which to permanently eliminate flood damage to homes and minimize potential loss of life situations through an advanced flood warning system. The overall purpose of the flood mitigation program is to reduce costs to homeowners, insurance companies, local, state, and federal governments, and reduce the need for emergency personnel response.
The program is administered by Kevin S. Spencer, RLA - Project Manager of the General Services Division. Flood mitigation projects are in the final stages of implementation and are expected to be completed by the end of 2013. At this point no new homes are being considered for engineering design and construction. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Kevin at 215-345-3951.
Additional Photos of the Process