Sewer Authority Traces Contamination

Earlier this week, a worker at the Mount Pocono Municipal Authority noticed an unusual rainbow sheen on the effluent 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 less than a couple of days 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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Pocono Mountain Public Library Board Opening

The Pocono Mountain Public Library has an opening on its Board of Trustees for a resident of Mount Pocono Borough. The term is for three (3) years (2019-2021). Pocono Mountain Public Library is a 501(c)3 corporation and is supported by state and local tax money, as well as generous contributions from patrons of the library. Letters of interest from Borough residents may be directed to Lori Noonan, Mount Pocono Borough Secretary, lori@mountpocono-pa.gov. Questions about the Library and the Board may be directed to the Library Director, Ann C. Shincovich, 570-894-8860.

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