Medical waste found in sewer wet well

Mahoning Township, Montour County (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A sewer system is used to get rid of waste but not the kind that was found at one facility in central Pennsylvania.
 
A we well had to be cleaned after medical products were clogging it. Now, the Township wants to know where it came from and they want it to stop. 
 
Just off Route 11 in Mahoning Township is a wet well. That's where the human waste goes before a treatment facility in nearby Danville. What was recently found there was shocking. 
 

"They check the water every year I mean I didn't get anything in the mail saying what they found so that's a little creepy," said James Shultz. Anothe reisdent said "yes it's very shocking that people would not consider," said Vincent Durpee. 

Consider throwing rubber gloves, catheters, needles, surgical mask and paper towels in the garbage instead of down the drain. The Township's water and sewer department says they removed enough garbage from the well to fill a pick-up truck bed. They have since disposed of it properly in Milton. 

"Well lets just ay our local hospital is pretty big. We do have a lot of homes around here so it can come from just about anywhere," said Shultz.

The Township is not pointing fingers because it's unknown where it all came from over the last five years. It was last clean in 2012. "Not caring or not knowing any better, you know? They just don't think of how far it may be going," said Durpee. 
 
Township officials say if it keep up they will install screens to stop flushed debris at each property at the owner's expense. Resident say just keep it simple. 

"You know? Just waste not what they found I mean that's just common sense," said Shultz. 

Mahoning Township will be sending out a letter to its residents and business owners next week about this situation. Reminding them what can and can not be flushed down the toilet. 


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