|NEWSLETTER FOR GUTHRIE LIBRARY
SMART 911 PROGRAM
As you may
know, the County’s 911 Center recently launched Smart911.
The program allows residents to provide advance information
to our 911 dispatchers meant to help improve the speed and
efficiency of an emergency response.
Parents, for example, can advise whether a child has certain
allergies, medical conditions or physical/developmental
limitations that might impact how EMS treats the child.
Senior citizens, or their families, can indicate if there is
someone in a home that may be unable to escape in an
emergency due to a mobility problem.
We are hoping you will partner with us by publishing the
attached article (written by our 911 Director) in your
municipal newsletter. There is no cost to residents who
Some newspaper articles regarding the program for your
SEWAGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Paradise Township is beginning the process to begin its
Sewage Management Program as required by the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection. The Sewage
Management Program(SMP) is put in place by a municipality to
make sure onlot sewage systems are properly maintained and
operated . Ideally, under a SMP, treatment tanks are pumped
regularly, system components are inspected and properly
maintained, and records kept.
Regular maintenance established through a SMP allows
onlot sewage systems to function
more efficiently and last longer for the property owner. In
addition it helps protect the quality of the surface water
and groundwater, safeguard the public from waterborne
diseases and protect the property owner’s health and
In order to help Paradise Township save the taxpayers
money we are beginning the Sewage Management Program on a
Voluntary Basis which we will be relying on the individual
property owners to forward the information to the township
as they have their systems pumped out. Typically a septic
tank should be pumped out every 2 to 4 years, depending on
the size of tank and number of persons living in the home.
If you would like additional information on the
benefits of a Sewage Management Program, visit
We are asking anyone who has their systems checked or
tanks pumped out to have the information forwarded on to the
Township so that we can start keeping records on systems
throughout the Township so that when we begin a mandatory
Sewage Management Program we would have a head start on the
Simply have your company which pumps out your tank
forward the information to Paradise Township, 82 Beaver
Creek Road, Abbottstown, PA 17301.