2019 Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services Subscription Drive Underway

It’s that time again — time to subscribe to our local Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services — protect your entire household with a $75 yearly subscription! And help support our EMS while doing so! While no one expects to call 911 for a medical emergency–accidents happen. PMREMS is there 24/7, 365 days a year — committed to serving our community. Your donations make it possible to have the most qualified personnel and highest quality life saving equipment. Last year PMREMS responded to over 6600 emergency calls — their services are needed more than ever. As call volume increases, so do operating costs, including building & vehicle maintenance, equipment purchases, and training classes for their medical professionals. Your subscription will help offset these costs and allow the PMREMS to continue to provide the quality of care you deserve.

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Sewer Authority Traces Contamination

Earlier this week, a worker at the Mount Pocono Municipal Authority noticed an unusual rainbow sheen on the influent at the plant. Closer investigation revealed that some sort of petroleum product had spilled into our sewers. The MPMA notified the appropriate authorities and began an investigation into the source. In a matter of hours they were able to trace the source to a narrow area. The Clean Waters Act prohibits the discharge of oil or hazardous substances to waters of the U.S. or their adjoining shorelines in quantities that may be harmful to the public health or welfare or the environment. The only items that you should put in your drains or down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper — “flushable” wipes are not flushable and harm the system, oils, petroleum products, old medications, paints, etc., are not only harmful to the system and our water, but illegal. The MPMA sent this letter to the homeowners in the vicinity of the spill.

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URGENT – Request from our Sewer Authority

ATTN MOUNT POCONO SEWER USERS: Someone is dumping or spilling a significant amount of a petroleum product (motor oil, diesel, kerosene, etc) into the MPMA sewer system. If you have any information please contact the Treatment Plant at 570-839-7993. Our primary concern is finding and stopping the source since this can wreak havoc with our system.

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