Utilities in the Monroe County/Pocono Region
Served by both PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and Met Ed, A First Energy Company , Monroe County has readily available electric energy for commercial and industrial facilities of any size. A recent comparison of electric utilities shows that the cost of electricity is lower in Monroe County than most nearby areas of Pennsylvania and nearby states.
According to a recent study of Monroe County’s telecommunications infrastructure performed by Affinity Group, the Pocono area is positioned to be a “regional technology and telecommunications leader.” The study revealed that Monroe County has a very good telecommunications infrastructure providing an advantage for employers in the area and making the Poconos a viable choice for high-tech employees. To view a complete version of the Pocono Regional Telecommunications Assessment , click here (5.3 MB PDF).
Three natural gas pipelines serve Monroe County; an 82-mile pipeline owned by Williams; a 41-mile pipeline owned by Columbia Gas Transmission and a third pipeline owned by Penn Fuel Gas, Inc. Penn Fuel Gas can be reached at 800-235-2224.
Water and Sewage
Public water and sewage treatment services are available in several areas of the county. There are also a number of privately-owned sewage and water plants located throughout the county. The Pocono Mountains Corporate Center East and South are equipped with water and sewage services. Upon completion, the Arcadia North Business Park will be fully served as well.