Franklin and Mahoning Townships and the boroughs of Lehighton and Weissport were notified by the Pa. Department of Environmental Resources to develop a joint plan to deal with sewer treatment problems. Until the plan is developed, each community is suspended from issuing permits for on-low or municipal sewerage connections. By May, Franklin, Lehighton, and Weissport must include inter-municipal service agreements, enabling Mahoning to be included and Mahoning must provide an acceptable schedule of implementation.