Project Review: Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
January 3, 2023

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 January 2023 NAR Project Locations

Project Descriptions:

  1. Saucon Valley Country Club, D-1967-022-3. An application to renew the approval of a surface water withdrawal of up to 34.5 million gallons per month from existing intakes 1 and 2 on Saucon Creek and new intake 3 in a proposed irrigation pond and the approval of a combined groundwater withdrawal of up to 1.353 million gallons per day from new wells TW-1, TW-3 and TW-8 for golf course irrigation. The applicant also requested approval to expand an existing pond and install supporting utilities within a flood hazard area. The groundwater wells are completed in outcrop area of the Epler and Allentown Formations. The project is located in the Saucon Creek Watershed, within the drainage area to the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has designated as Special Protection Waters,  in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County and Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Catasauqua Borough, D-1987-060 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 41.33 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Well Nos 1, 2 and 4. The project wells are completed in the Epler Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Catasauqua Creek in the Borough of Catasauqua, Lehigh 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.
  1. Community Utilities of Pennsylvania, Inc., D-1989-033 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 21.01 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Well Nos 1R, 2 and 3. Well 1R was constructed to replace Well 1. Well 1 will be removed from the approval. The project wells are completed in the Towamensing Member of the Catskill Formation. The requested allocation is not an increase from the previous allocation. The project is located in the Little Bushkill Watershed in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania within the drainage area to section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters.
  1. Middle Smithfield Township, D-1990-080 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the existing 1.0 mgd Fernwood WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Bush Kill at River Mile 226.9 - 2.3 (Delaware River - Bush Kill) within the drainage area of the section of the main stem Delaware River known as the Middle Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Upper Uwchlan Township, D-2000-055 CP-5. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 0.60 mgd and its proposed increase to the facility's design hydraulic capacity to 0.80 mgd with the addition of 2 Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) systems. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent via a drip disposal system. The WWTP and its related discharge is located in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Jeffersonville Golf Club, D-2002-030 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal of up to 8.928 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from existing Wells PW-1 and PW-3. The project wells are 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 Southeastern Pennsylvania Ground Water Protected Area (SEPA GWPA) in the Indian Creek Watershed in West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Warminster Municipal Authority, D-2004-021 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 3.0 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge to an unnamed tributary (UNT) to Little Neshaminy Creek at River Mile 115.6 - 23.6 - 3.3 - 1.4 (Delaware River - Neshaminy Creek - Little Neshaminy Creek - UNT to Little Neshaminy Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Laury MHC, LLC, D-2008-007 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.0375 mgd WWTP and approve its transfer of ownership. The current Riverview Estates Mobile Home Park (MHP) WWTP formerly referred to as the Keystone MHP WWTP, is now owned by Laury MHC, LLC, the WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.67 - 26.4 (Delaware River - Lehigh River) , via Outfall No. 001. The project is located within the drainage area to the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has designated as Special Protection Waters, located in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Lake Adventure Comm. Assoc., D-2011-002 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal to supply up to 6.51 mgm of water to the applicant’s public water supply system from existing Wells 1, 2 and 3. The requested allocation is an increase in the previously approved allocation of 5.5 mgm. The project wells are completed in the Catskill Formation and located in the Birchy Creek Watershed 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 Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.
  1. Bangor Area School District, D-2018-007 CP-2. An application to renew the applicant's existing 0.023 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharrge treated effluent to  an unnamed tributary (UNT) to Jacoby Creek at River Mile 207.5 - 2.3 - 2.4 (Delaware River - Jacoby Creek - UNT to Jacoby Creek), via Outfall No. 001. The project is located within the drainage area to the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has designated as Special Protection Waters, in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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