At this year’s AFD Memorial and Commendation Awards Ceremony held on October 20, 2015 two Storm Sewer employees were recognized for their hard work & dedication. Mike Elias & Robert Thomas assisted Fire and the Haz-Mat team with the large fire and oil spill at Harry’s-U-Pull-It on Plymouth St., on the east side of Allentown. With their knowledge of the city’s storm water system, they were able to keep approximately 3,500 gallons of oil from reaching the Lehigh River. They were able to assist the haz-mat team in stopping a spill at an outfall on American Parkway so it did not drain into the Lehigh River. Mike & Robert were also part of the crew that cleaned up all storm water structures of oil and debris that resulted from the fire and spill.
To report a spill, please call (610) 437-7638
When should you report a spill?* All spills of any hazardous material.* All petroleum spills with potential to pollute.* Incidents that involve illegal/improper disposal of any material.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999