State has free water test kits for flood relief

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:03

    WILKES-BARRE - Additional locations have opened where residents affected by flooding in northeastern Pennsylvania can obtain free water kits from the Department of Environment Protection. The kits test private drinking water wells for contamination. Water sample kits, instructions for use and other flood recovery information are now available at disaster relief centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The centers are open at the following locations: Test kits also are available at DEP’s district offices and the· Pike County Conservation District Office on Route 402 in Hawley, call 570-226-8220. There also will be a series of mobile disaster relief centers in Wayne County, tentatively set to be located in Lakewood, Equinunk, Waymart, Hawley and Honesdale. The tests are conducted free of charge by DEP and homeowners will be notified of the results in about a week. For further information, visit DEP’s Web site at, Keyword: “Flood Recovery.”