Project Review: Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
January 2, 2020

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. Municipal Authority of the Borough of Milford, D-1965-168 CP-2. An application to approve a surface water withdrawal of up to 6.0 mgm to supply water to the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing springs 1 and 2. The springs are located in the drainage area of Vantine Brook within the Sawkill Creek Watershed in the Borough of Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area to the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has designated as Special Protection Waters.

  2. West Grove Borough Authority, D-1987-024 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 0.25 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge to Middle Branch White Clay Creek at River Mile 70.2 - 10.0 - 15.9 - 9.5 (Delaware River - Christina River - White Clay Creek - Middle Branch White Clay Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in London Grove Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Waste Management Disposal Services of Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1988-054-8. An application to renew approval of the applicant's existing 0.3 mgd GROWS Landfill leachate treatment plant (LTP) and its discharge. The LTP will continue to discharge treated effluent directly to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 2 at River Mile 125.6 in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Bristol Township, D-1990-098 CP-2. An application to approve an upgrade and expansion of the docket holder's existing Croyden wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), consisting of constructing an additional secondary clarifier, constructing two additional chlorine contact tanks, and replacing the existing grit removal system with a new grit removal system. As a result of the proposed upgrade, the WWTP’s annual average design flow will be expanded from 2.25 mgd to 3.75 mgd, and the maximum monthly average design flow will be expanded from 3.0 mgd to 5.0 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge directly to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 2 at River Mile 116.8 in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-1992-003 CP-3. An application to renew and approve an upgrade to the applicant's existing 7.1 mgd Exeter Township wastewater treamtment plant (WWTP). The upgrade consists of adding a dechlorination system to the existing chlorine contact disinfection system. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated wastewater effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.5 – 65.3 (Delaware River – Schuylkill River) in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1993-083 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 40.3 mgm to supply the applicant's Chalfont public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 8A, 11, 12, 13 and 14. The project wells are completed in the Stockton Formation. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the North Branch Neshaminy Creek, Pine Run and Neshaminy Creek Watersheds in the Borough of Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Buckingham Township, D-2004-015 CP-4. An application to renew approval of the applicant's existing 0.236 mgd Buckingham Village wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its seasonal discharges to Lahaska Creek, and to land via the existing Furlong lagoon treatment system which includes three sets of spray irrigation fields, referred to as the Kaplan, Coles, ad Lindquist Spray Fields. Treated effluent not discharged to the Furlong spray fields via spray irrigation will continue to be discharged to Lahaska Creek at River Mile 115.6 – 23.7 – 5.7 – 0.4 (Delaware River – Neshaminy Creek – Mill Creek– Lahaska Creek) in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  8. US Steel Real Estate, D-2009-006-2. An application to renew the approval of a total allocation of 7,288.1 million gallons per month of surface water from two intakes for industrial processes, cooling, fire suppression and potable water supply at the docket holder’s industrial park facility. The surface water withdraw is located in Water Quality Zone 2 of the Delaware River at River Mile 127.0 in Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  9. White Manor Country Club, D-2009-022-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater and surface water withdrawal of up to 7.016 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Well 1 and existing surface water Intakes 1 and 2. Well 1 is completed in Felsic Gneiss. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Crum Creek Watershed in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  10. Tuscan Lehigh Dairies - Montgomery Co, D-2009-043-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 8.7 mgm to supply the applicant's facility from existing Wells Nos. 3, 4 and 5. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The facility is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the Towamencin Creek Watershed in Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  11. Reading Area Water Authority, D-2010-009 CP-3. An application to renew approval of the applicant's existing 35 mgd Maiden Creek water filtration plant (WFP) and its discharge of 3.26 mgd of filter backwash and process water. The WFP will continue to discharge from two existing outfalls to Maiden Creek at River Mile 92.5 – 85.6 – 0.2 (Delaware River – Schuylkill River – Maiden Creek) in Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  12. Pennsylvania American Water Company, D-2015-015 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 18.0 mgd Norristown water treatment plant (WTP) and its discharge of up to 1.93 mgd of clarifier supernatant wastewater. The supernatant wastewater will continue to be infrequently discharged to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 24.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc., D-2016-011-2. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 0.07 mgd Thornhurst wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Pond Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 88.8 - 2.5 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Pond Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area to the Lower Delaware Special Protection Waters (SPW), in Thornhurst Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., D-2019-007 CP-1. An application to approve an existing discharge from the 0.220 mgd Aqua Pennsylvania Ingram's Mill Water Filtration Plant. Filtered backwash will continue to discharge to the East Branch Brandywine Creek at River Mile 70.6 - 1.8 - 20.0 - 3.9 (Delaware River - Christina River - Brandywine Creek- East Branch Brandywine Creek) in West Chester Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  15. Boy Scouts of America - Cradle of Liberty Council, P-1996-062-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.992 mgm to supply the applicant's camping facilities within the Musser Scout Reservation from existing Wells Nos. 1 and 2. The project wells are completed in Diabase. The project is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the Unami Creek Watershed in Marlborough Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  16. Richland Communities, LLC, P-1997-042-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 3.0 mgm to supply the applicant's Richland Meadows mobile home park from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. The project wells are completed in the Brunswick Formation. The mobile home park is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the Morgan Creek Watershed in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 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.

  17. UMH Properties, Inc., P-1998-004-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.8 mgm to supply the applicant's Arbor Estates Community from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. The project wells are completed in the Lockatong Formation. The mobile home park is located in the Commission's designated Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) within the North Branch Neshaminy Creek Watershed in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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