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Medicare Open Enrollment Event at the Lackawaxen Township Building November 6th

The APPRISE Program provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare.

The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period begins October 15 and ends December 7.

During this time, people with Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage Plans

can review their coverage to determine if the plan they have will be the best one for the upcoming year.

If they are unhappy with their current plan, they may switch to another plan during this time.

Counselors within the APPRISE Program work with Medicare beneficiaries one-on-one to

explain plans and options in easy to understand terms. APPRISE and its counselors are not affiliated

with any insurance company and do not charge for their services, so they are able to offer free, unbiased information.

There will be an Open Enrollment Event at the Lackawaxen Township Building

on Friday, November 6 between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.  

Those interested in looking at alternative plans can receive one-on- one counseling, information and assistance.  

Sessions are by appointment only.

If interested please contact:

Alicia Bonadonna ,  Pike County APPRISE Coordinator at 570-775-5550 X1313 or  via email at bonadonnaa@diakon.org.

Donations Requested for Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Memorial Garden at the Blooming Grove Barracks

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2015 Fall Fire Commission Fund Drive

Fall Fund Appeal letter 2015

Reminder to Homeowners to Maintain Septic Systems

A Few Words from our Partners…                                                                                     Reminder to Homeowners to Maintain Septic Systems 

(Adapted from a DEP news release)

In conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Pike County Conservation District encourages residents to learn about and properly maintain their septic systems.

“More than 29 percent of Pennsylvanians rely on a septic system,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “It’s so important that these systems are maintained properly to prevent failure and to protect the public health and environment.”

Lacking or improper maintenance of an on-lot septic system can contaminate groundwater supplies with E. coli and other pollutants. This is very important as many of the homeowners who rely on septic systems also have private wells that provide potable drinking water. Discharges from failed systems can also contaminate surface waters like lakes, rivers, and ponds, contributing excess nutrients that can cause toxic algal blooms and other water quality problems.

Homeowners are responsible for making sure that these systems work properly. The life-span of a septic system is generally 25 years, but septic systems are vulnerable to early failure if they are not regularly inspected and pumped, and properly maintained.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends property owners take the following precautions to maintain their system:
• Inspect and Pump Frequently: The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years.
• Conserve Water: All of the water a household sends down its pipes ends up in its septic system. The more water a household conserves, the less water enters the septic system. Consider installing low-flow plumbing fixtures, faucet aerators, and high-efficiency toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers to save on water use.

• Proper Waste Disposal: Do not flush anything that isn’t human waste or toilet paper.
• Maintain the drain field: never park on the drain field. Avoid planting trees or other plants near the drain field to prevent root infiltration.

NOTICE: Effective Immediately the Road Dept. Emergency after hours phone number has changed

New # 570-685-7825