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Thursday, September 15, 2011

DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

DEP Announces Weekend Hours for Offices in Flooded Regions

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that beginning Saturday, Sept. 17, its regional offices in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County; Williamsport, Lycoming County; Harrisburg, Dauphin County; and Norristown, Montgomery County, will open for weekend shifts.

The offices will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. until demand for services has ceased. As of now, they are slated to be open through Sunday, Oct. 9.

During the weekend hours, residents who need water test kits to ensure the safety of their private water supplies will be able to pick up the kits and drop off the samples for testing. Additionally, samples can be dropped off each Friday until 4 p.m.

In Williamsport, staff will also be on-hand to issue emergency permits for work in stream channels, such as debris removal.

The offices are located at 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; 208 W. 3rd St., Suite 101, Williamsport; 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg; and 2 E. Main St., Norristown.

For more information or to contact an office, visit and click “Flood-related information” or “Regional Resources.”

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