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Water Memo October 16, 2018
On October 10, the Borough of East Stroudsburg shut down a 1,000,000 gallon water tank for the purpose of cleaning, painting, rehabilitating, and improving the water tank as part of its ongoing water system maintenance program. It is common place for discoloration and cloudy water to occur when working on portions of a water system’s infrastructure particularly in areas close to where the work is being conducted. East Stroudsburg Borough has confirmed that water discoloration and cloudiness has occurred in the water distribution system in conjunction with taking the water tank off line. The disturbance to the system was most keenly felt in the northeastern quadrant of the Borough, specifically connections on the following streets: North Courtland Street, Franklin Hill Road, Jade Avenue, Amber Lane, Independence Road, Garnet Lane, Oak Street, East Second Street, East Broad Street, and Old Oak Streets. The Borough was aware of the disturbance to the water as it was occurring and took immediate steps to ensure that the water remained safe to drink at all times. The Borough was in immediate contact and has kept the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) apprised of the situation. PaDEP has concurred that no boil advisory be placed in effect. The Borough has and continues to sample and test the water throughout the distribution system to ensure that it maintains safe drinking water standards. The Borough will continue to take remedial steps to remove any remaining disturbed sediment in the distribution system. At this time, no action needs to be taken by the public. The Borough will continue to post any updates to this situation. It is anticipated that areas of the Borough experiencing discoloration of the water will see clear water as the remedial steps take hold. If you have any questions regarding the situation, first look at the Borough’s website where updates will be posted and, second, feel free to contact the Borough.
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Have You Signed Up for Text Alerts Yet?
East Stroudsburg Borough has teamed up with Monroe County Emergency Management for anyone to sign up to receive alerts from the Borough through the CodeRed system. To sign up for general and emergency alerts from the Borough of East Stroudsburg, click HERE. You will start receiving notifications, including when snow emergencies are declared. Alerts can be sent via phone and/or email. For more information please call Becky at 570-421-8300 ext. 101.
Please Note: Plastic recyclables will no longer be accepted at the Twin Boroughs Recycling center due to a large increase in Non-recyclable refuse being deposited in the plastic bins. Curbside pickup of plastics will continue for all residents of the Borough.
DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONICS
Please be advised that disposal of electronics curbside for weekly trash pickup is prohibited. These materials should be disposed of at the Twin Borough Recycling Center located on Lincoln Avenue. Electronics include but are not limited to televisions, computers and accessories, and audio and video devices.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Click on the following links for more information about the East Stroudsburg Borough:
- Borough Council
- Borough Manager
- Borough Solicitor
- Borough Treasurer
- Zoning and Codes Enforcement Office
- Fire Department
- Public Works Department
- Parks and Recreation
- Police Department
- Boards and Commission
The Borough of East Stroudsburg was created by an Act of the Pennsylvania State Legislature and incorporated as a Borough in 1870. Our municipality includes an area of approximately 2.5 square miles and a resident population of over 10,000.
East Stroudsburg Borough originally was the industrial center of Monroe County due to the railroad. Now it is home to the two largest service institutions in the county, East Stroudsburg University and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono.
The Borough operates under the provisions of the Borough Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Borough Council (the legislative branch of the local government) is made up of six (6) members, who are elected by wards. The administrative branch of the Borough government is directed by a professional administrator (Borough Manager) appointed by Council. The elected Mayor serves as the official “Head of State”. A separately elected Tax Collector is responsible for collecting borough and county real estate taxes.