Project Review: Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
December 20, 2021

The Commission recently received applications from the sponsors of the following projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11, and/or Section 10.3 of the Delaware River Basin Compact.

These projects currently are under review by the Commission staff in consultation with other public agencies.

Individuals or organizations having a special interest in any projects or information relating to a project's impacts on water and related land resources of the Delaware River Basin are invited to submit written comments to the Water Resource Management Branch.

Please refer to the appropriate docket number, listed below, on all correspondence. Public hearings as may be required for these projects will be announced at a later date in accordance with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure

Map of December 2021 NAR Project Locations

Project Descriptions:

  1. Borough of Phoenixville, D-1967-080 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 4.0 million gallons per day (mgd) Phoenixville Borough WWTP and its discharge. No modifications to the WWTP are proposed. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 35.0 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the Borough of Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Cleveland Cliffs Plate LLC, D-1979-026-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 1.2 mgd Conshohocken IWTP and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial wastewater effluent and non-contact cooling water to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 21.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Warwick Township Water & Sewer Authority, D-1998-019 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of a water supply interconnection to receive up to 24.8 mgm of potable water from Aqua Pennsylvania and up to 24.8 mgm from North Wales Water Authority, for a total of up to 49.6 mgm.  The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  4. BlueTriton Brands, Inc., D-1998-027-5. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal of up to 9.3 mgm to continue to supply the applicant’s bottled water operations from existing Hoffman Springs Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and up to 2.015 mgm from Mattos Catchment No. 1 to augment flows in Ountelaunee Creek. The project is located in the Ountelaunee Creek watershed in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Community Utilities of Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1999-020 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.56 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Brodhead Creek at River Mile 213.0 - 8.7 - 1.5 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - UNT of Brodhead Creek) via Outfall No. 1, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Stroud Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
  6. Northampton Boro MA, D-2004-013 CP-3.  An application to renew the approval of the existing Northampton Borough Municipal Authority water filtration plant (WFP) and its discharge. No modifications to the WFP are proposed; the WFP will continue to treat up to 8.0 mgd for public water supply and discharge up to 0.150 mgd of process water and filter rinse backwash to Spring Creek, which is a tributary of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.66 - 24.7 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Spring Creek), within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Buck Hill Falls Water Company, D-2009-001 CP-4.  An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.20 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Buck Hill Creek at River Mile 213.00 - 21.11 - 0.50 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - Buck Hill Creek) within the drainage area to the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Biddle Air National Guard Base, D-2010-020 CP-2.  An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 3.2 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from Well Nos. 1 and 2. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested system allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the Park Creek Watershed in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Tamaqua Area Water Authority, D-2010-028 CP-2.  An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal of up to 155 million gallons per month (mgm) of water from an existing surface water intake located on the Still Creek Reservoir for public water supply and to continue reservoir releases of up to 36 million gallons per day (mgd) from Still Creek Reservoir and up to 8 mgd from Owl Creek Reservoirs not to exceed a total of 43.3 mgd for consumptive use make-up water for Limerick Generating Station located in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The project is located in the Still Creek and Owl Creek Watersheds in Rush Township and Tamaqua Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

  10. SUNY Delhi, D-2012-006 CP-2.  An application to renew the approval of an existing surface water withdrawal of up to 7.75 million gallons per month (mgm) from an irrigation intake in the Little Delaware River and up to 0.25 mgm of groundwater from an existing on-site well. The water is used for irrigation and potable supply at the College Golf Course at Delhi. The requested allocations of surface water and groundwater are increases from the previously approved allocations of 6.975 mgm and 0.035 mgm, respectively. The project is located in the West Branch Delaware River and Little Delaware River Watersheds, within the drainage area to the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has designated as Special Protection Waters, in the Town of Delhi, Delaware County, New York.

  11. Eagle Point Power Generation LLC, D-2012-010 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of a surface water withdrawal of up to 110.234 million gallons per month (mgm) from Intake No. DK-3 for cooling purposes at the existing 237-megawatt Eagle Point Cogeneration Facility. The existing withdrawal is located on the Delaware River in Water Quality Zone 4 in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

  12. Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority, D-2012-021 CP-2.  An application to renew the approval of a water supply interconnection to receive up to 10 mgd of potable water from the Forest Park Water Treatment Facility to supply the applicant's Southwest Region Water System. The North Penn and North Wales Water Authorities, which jointly own the Forest Park Water Treatment Facility have agreed to each make 5 mgd capacity available to the BCWSA for a total of 10 mgd. The service area includes Hulmeville Borough, Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor Borough, Lower Southampton Township, Middletown Township, Penndel Borough, Bensalem Township and portions of Northampton Township and Upper Southampton Township which are all located in Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The water will also serve portions of Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The project is located primarily in the Neshaminy Creek Watershed, within the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA).

  13. Cobbs Creek Restoration and Community Foundation, D-2021-005-1.  An application to approve a groundwater and surface water withdrawal of up to 12.0 mgm to irrigation the applicant's Cobbs Creek Golf Club from Well No. IW-1 and a proposed intake on Cobbs Creek. Well IW-1 is located in Springfield granodiorite at the surface and completed in Wissahickon Schist. The proposed intake at the confluence of Cobbs Creek and Indian Creek is set to be constructed in 2023. The project is located in the Cobbs Creek Watershed in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Elverson Water Co Inc, P-1996-048-3.  An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 2.23 mgm to supply the applicant's public water distribution system from existing Well Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Project wells 1, 2 and 4 are completed in Precambrian gneiss and Well No. 3 is completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located within the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the French Creek Watershed in Elverson Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  15. Yerkes Water Assn, P-2011-016-2.  An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.527 mgm to supply the applicant's public water distribution system from existing Well Nos. 1 and 2. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located within the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the Perkiomen Creek Watershed in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264