Project Review: Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
September 29, 2022

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 September 2022 NAR Project Locations

Project Descriptions:

  1. Ambler Borough, D-1975-016 CP-6. An application to approve the applicant's existing WWTP and increased flow discharge from 6.5 to 7.7 mgd. The WWTP will receive flow from a proposed constructed pump station diverting flows from the decommissioned Upper Dublin Township WWTP. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Wissahickon Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 12.8 - 12.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Wissahickon Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  2. East Vincent Township, D-1993-032 CP-5. An application to renew the applicant's existing 0.325 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 43.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River), via Outfall No. 001, in East Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Lyons Borough Municipal Authority, D-1994-080 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of an existing 0.375 mgd WWTP and its discharge. Effluent limits are currently based upon an average annual flow of 0.3 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Sacony Creek, which is a tributary of Maiden Creek, itself a tributary of the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 86.7 - 11.3 - 12.2 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Sacony Creek) via Outfall No. 001 in the Borough of Lyons, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  4. PEL Pharma, Inc., D-1996-049 -5. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with an increase in allocation from of up to 2.3 mgm to 3.45 to continue to supply the applicant’s industrial facility from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, and 3. The project wells are completed in the Lockatong and Brunswick Formations. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the East Branch Perkiomen Creek Watershed in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Robesonia - Westernville Municipal Authority, D-1998-023 PA. An application to renew the approval of an existing 1.4 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Spring Creek,at River Mile 92.47 - 76.8 - 10.4 - 5.4 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Tulpehocken Creek - Spring Creek via Outfall No. 001 in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority, D-1999-066 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with an increase in system allocation from 6.61 mgm to 8.624 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells S-1, S-2 and S-3. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The project is located in the Aquetong Creek Watershed inSolebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters.

  7. Schwenksville Borough Authority, D-2003-029 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 15.29 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from Well Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. 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 the Perkiomen Creek Watershed in Borough of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center, D-2005-016 -4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.045 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to reuse its treated effluent for its snowmaking system (0.035 mgd) and discharge its treated effluent to land via a drip irrigation field. The WWTP and its discharge to land will continue to operate within the drainage area to Schuylkill River, located in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Kennett Square Borough, D-2012-003 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 35.712 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from Well Nos. 1 and 2. The project wells are completed in the Cockeysville Marble and Mafic Gneiss. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Red Clay Creek Watershed in Borough of Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  10. Pottstown Borough Water Authority, D-2013-022 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing Water Filtration Plant (WFP) and its discharge of up to 0.121 of filter backwash. The WFP will continue to discharge 0.12 mgd of treated filter backwash and process water to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 55.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) and 0.0098 to an unnamed tributary to the Schuylkill River at river mile 92.47 - 56 - 0.19 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - UNT to Schuylkill River), via Outfall Nos. 001 and 002, respectively. The facility is located in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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