Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
June 21, 2017

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. Please click here to track the status of these projects.

  1. Bristol Borough Water & Sewer Authority, D-1969-066 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 2.7 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Otter Creek, a tidal tributary of the Delaware River Water Quality Zone 2, at River Mile 118.6 - 0.2 (Delaware River - Otter Creek) in Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Exelon, D-1969-210 CP-15. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing Limerick Generating Station (LGS) and its related water withdrawals and discharge. The applicant requests: (a) surface water withdrawals from intakes on the Schuylkill River (Schuylkill Intake) and Perkiomen Creek (Perkiomen Intake) of up to 1,742.2 million gallons per month (mgm); (b) groundwater withdrawals from Wells Nos. 1 and 3 of up to 3.2 mgm and 2.9 mgm, respectively; and (c) a discharge of up to 14.2 mgd of non-contact cooling water (NCCW) and treated industrial wastewater via Outfall No. 001. The wells are located in the Schuylkill - Sprogels Run subbasin of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Groundwater Protected Area (GWPA). The LGS will continue to discharge NCCW and treated industrial wastewater to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 48.01 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Minersville Sewer Authority, D-1970-201 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.0 mgd Minersville Sewer Authority WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the West Branch Schuylkill River, a tributary of the Delaware River, at River Mile 92.4 - 120.4 - 7.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - West Branch Schuylkill River), via Outfall No. 001, in Minersville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Mount Airy #1, LLC, D-1977-058-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.22 mgd Mount Airy WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Forest Hills Run, which, in turn, is a tributary of Reeders Run, Pocono Creek, McMichael Creek, and Brodhead Creek, at River Mile 213.0 - 3.6 - 0.85 - 8.6 - 0.83 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Brodhead Creek - McMichael Creek - Pocono Creek - Reeders Run - Forest Hills Run). The WWTP is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Paradise Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Giorgio Foods, Inc., D-1988-043 -6. An application to upgrade the docket holder's existing 0.5 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP). The upgrades are being performed to provide: (a) side stream temperature control of the IWTP effluent which consists of replacing the existing filter building with a new chilled water plant; (b) replacement of the existing outfall pipe with an insulated effluent pipe; and (c) appurtenant improvements. The IWTP will remain at 0.50 mgd and continue to discharge treated effluent to Willow Creek, which is a tributary of Maiden Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.47 - 86.7 - 0.6 - 2.4 - 0.6 (Delaware River -Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Willow Creek), in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Bath Borough Authority, D-1988-051 CP-3. An application to renew the approval to upgrade and expand the applicant's existing WWTP. DRBC Docket No. D-1988-051 CP-2 approved the upgrade and expansion of the WWTP from 1.02 mgd to 2.0 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Monocacy Creek, a tributary of the Lehigh River, at River Mile 183.7 - 11.5 - 13.2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Monocacy Creek) within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Bath Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Pennsylvania American Water Company – Marcel Lakes, D-1990-028-3. An application to renew the approval of an upgrade to the applicant's existing 0.2 mgd Marcel Lakes WWTP. The upgrade consists of: (a) the replacement of the sequencing batch reactor (SBR) decanters, ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection system, and aerobic digesters; (b) the addition of polymer feed and re-aeration systems; and (c) improvements to the effluent equalization basin. The WWTP will remain designed for an annual average flow of 0.2 mgd and will continue to discharge treated effluent to Dingmans Creek at River Mile 239.5 - 7.2 (Delaware River - Dingmans Creek). The WWTP is located within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Commonwealth National Golf Club, D-1996-027-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater and surface water withdrawal of up to 5.17 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Well No. CW-1 and an existing intake on a pond which is located on an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Park Creek. Well No. CW-1 is completed in the Stockton Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Park Creek Watershed in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1997-003 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 43.4 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Bubbling Springs Nos. 1 and 2. The Bubbling Springs system is part of Aqua Pennsylvania's Main Division System. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project wells are completed in the Conestoga Formation and Precambrian Gneiss. The project is located in the Commission's designated GWPA in the Schuylkill River Watershed in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  10. Honey Brook Golf Club, D-1998-028-3. An application to renew the approval to continue to withdraw up to 10.37 mgm of groundwater from Well No. PW1 for golf course irrigation purposes. The well is completed in felsic and intermediate gneiss in the West Branch Brandywine Creek Watershed in Honey Brook Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  11. Pennsylvania American Water Company – Pocono Country Place, D-1999-029 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.25 mgd Pocono Country Place WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Dresser Run, which is a tributary of Tobyhanna Creek, which is a tributary of the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 84.1 - 24.5 - 2.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Tobyhanna Creek - Dresser Run) 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, in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

  12. Bryn Athyn Borough, D-2008-013 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.08 mgd New Church WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an UNT of Huntingdon Valley Creek, which is a tributary of Pennypack Creek, at River Mile 109.8 - 12.0 - 1.1 - 0.2 (Delaware River - Pennypack Creek - Huntingdon Valley Creek - UNT) in Bryn Athyn Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Lehigh Carbon Community College, D-2009-025 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.036 mgd Lehigh Carbon Community College WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an UNT of Jordan Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 16.3 - 14 - 1.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Jordan Creek - UNT) via Outfall No. 001, located 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, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Lehigh County Authority, D-2010-001 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.06 mgd Wynnewood Terrace WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 28.1 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) 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, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  15. Lehigh Valley Zoo, D-2013-006 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.021 mgd Lehigh Valley Zoo WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Jordan Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 16.3 - 18.3 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Jordan Creek) via Outfall No. 001, located 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, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: June 21, 2017