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Honesdale Environmental Services Company Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

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Honesdale Environmental Services Company Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

Three Koberlein work trucks sitting in front of a barn.

HONESDALE, Pa. — Koberlein Environmental Services, which provides non-hazardous wastewater management services to homeowners, businesses and municipalities across Northeast Pennsylvania and neighboring counties in New York State, is celebrating 60 years in business.

Then-Koberlein Septic was started in 1960 by Sam Koberlein. At that time, Sam was hauling steel and chickens on a flatbed truck. His idea was to have a tank and a pump that he could put on the flatbed to pump residential septic tanks and thereby better utilize the truck when he wasn’t hauling steel or chickens. Hence, Koberlein Septic was born.

In 2000, Chris Ravenscroft purchased Koberlein Environmental from US Liquids, Inc. At that time, it was one of nine companies in the Northeast that he managed for US Liquids, a publicly traded company. Ravenscroft acquired the company because he thought there was an opportunity to grow it, to build on the strong foundation that it represented by diversifying its service offerings, selling more services to existing clients and to expand by selling different but related services to new clients - commercial, municipal and industrial.

“Every day we strive to provide our customers with the best service experience that we can. We know that our future success depends upon continued performance at a high level. And we are constantly on the lookout for the next new opportunity to better serve our customers and to grow our business,” said Ravenscroft.  

The company now employs more than 50 people, has a fleet of over 24 pump trucks, various commercial and industrial cleaning trucks, a fleet of wastewater pump vans, various video inspection and line jetting equipment. In addition, Koberlein has a 200 acre farm where it spreads processed and stabilized residential septage. The company has three locations, is the largest distributor of wastewater pumps in northeast Pennsylvania and has a customer base that is 50 percent residential and 50 percent commercial/industrial. In 2019, Koberlein Environmental pumped over 28 million gallons of wastewater.

Koberlein’s employees are committed to customer service and are willing to take on new responsibilities to grow the company. The company has grown to be the region’s largest and most capable provider of non-hazardous wastewater and wastewater systems. The experienced Koberlein Environmental team is available 24/7/365 to respond to the emergency needs of customers.

Contact Koberlein Environmental by phone, visit, the Koberlein Environmental Services Facebook page and YouTube channel to view our educational videos.

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