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DEP Updates Operating Hours, Holiday Schedule for Disaster Recovery Centers

November 10, 2011

HARRISBURG -- Although the Department of Environmental Protection’s regional offices will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, all state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will offer normal operating hours, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., to serve residents in areas affected by flooding.

Because of the shelf life on well water samples, residents who need to drop off test kits for analysis at DEP regional offices and DRCs should wait until the week of Nov. 14 to do so. Test kits can be picked up at the regional offices and DRCs during posted operating hours.

The 12 DRCs across the state are available to assist residents with flood-recovery efforts and provide information on loans and unemployment services. They are located in Bradford, Columbia, Dauphin, Delaware, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland, Philadelphia and Wyoming counties.

The Lancaster County DRC at the M&T Bank Building in Lancaster and the Northumberland County DRC at the Career Link Building in Shamokin will close permanently Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

DEP’s regional offices will also be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 and 25, so water-test kits must be dropped off before Nov. 22 or not until Nov. 28.

For more information or to contact a regional office or DRC, visit and click on “Flood-related information” or “Regional Resources.”