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BWA and the Pocono Sewer Project

The Brodhead Watershed Association works to protect water resources for a variety of uses and to educate the public on issues regarding watershed resources.  Our methods include monitoring, engagement in discussions and actions with watershed stakeholders, and public educational outreach.  BWA has argued that best practices in water resource management should be applied to our watershed, specifically that after water is used, it should be treated and returned to the watershed in such a way that natural processes can further cleanse the water and maintain the resource for continued use for generations to come. BWA maintained this position throughout the discussions that resulted in the agreement that allowed the extension of a large sewer line north along PA 611 to Swiftwater and simultaneously the extensive modernization and expansion of Stroudsburg township’s water treatment facility.  Our position has not changed.  We will continue to advocate for best practices in water management to ensure that residents and businesses, as well as fish and wildlife continue to be provided with clean water resources.


Read BWA and Pocono Township Reach Agreement, from
Streamlines - 2008


Pocono Rcord Coverage -

Nov 9, 2013  - Great Wolf Seeks Sewer Connection in Pocono Twp.

Sept 19, 2013 - Pocono Township Sewer Project Opens

Sept 5, 2013 - New Pocono Twp Sewer System Weeks Away from Going Live

Aug 12, 2013 - Six Parties Trying to Fix Sewer Boondoogle

June 20, 2013 - Mt. Airy Asks to Hook Into Pocono Sewer System

June 19, 2013 - $75 Million Sewer Project is Clogged up in Pocono

Apirl 26, 2013 - Stroudsburg Sewer Plant: Bigger, Better, Less Smelly

Feb 25, 2013 - Pocono Twp Sewer Project Applies to Add Kalahari

Feb 4, 2013 - Brodhead Watershed director wary of Kalahari Sewage Plan

Nov 11, 2012 - Pocono Twp. Sewer Project finds a Savior in Kalahari Resorts



June 7, 2012  - Great Wolf keeps Pocono Twp in limbo

June 6, 2012 - Who signed the sewer papers?

June 4, 2012 - What's in the Sewerage contract?

June 3, 2012 - As Pocono Twp. sewer project hits snags- 10 things you shoud know

June 2, 2012 - Pocono Twp Sewer Project Wakes some from slumber

May 22, 2012

May 3, 2012

May 2, 2012

To fulfill BWA’s educational mission, we provide in chronological order (latest to earliest) the following documents that describe the planning, decision-making processes, legal arguments and resolutions that were all part of the public record regarding the construction of the sewer extension along PA 611 and the upgrades to Stroud Township’s water treatment facilities.

Delaware River Basin Commission Docket (Permit) for Expanded Stroudsburg Sewage Treatment Plant, October 22, 2009

Memorandum of Understanding (2008) between townships of Stroud, Pocono, Hamilton, and Smithfield, boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, Stroud Township Sewer Authority, Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, Brodhead Watershed Association and Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

Link to docket at Environmental Hearing Board on Appeal by Brodhead Watershed Association, Stroud Township, Borough of Stroudsburg and Borough of East Stroudsburg of NPDES permit issued to Pocono Township  for discharge to Brodhead Creek.  (Appeal was withdrawn following agreement between the parties on the Memorandum of Understanding.)

November 14, 2007, Dept of Environmental Protection Public Hearing


BWA Statement for Pocono Township Public Hearing on Pocono Special Study, April 18, 2006

Wastewater is Not a Problem ... It's a Resource    and

Pocono "Big Dig" Rolls On.  Published in BWA Streamlines Newsletter, Summer 2006

BWA "Vision" for Pocono   Watershed, November, 2006

April 29, 2004 - Planning for Sustainable Infrastructure, Water Supply and Waste Water.  Workshop sponsored by Monroe County Conservation District, Monroe County Planning Commission, Pocono Mountain Industrial Development Authority and Brodhead Watershed Association.  Summary of workshop.


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