Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
July 3, 2018

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. Central Wayne Regional Authority, D-1986-009 CP-5. An application to renew the approval for the previously proposed service area expansion and associated construction project for the docket holder's existing 2.2 million gallons per day (mgd) Honesdale Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), detailed in the preceding Docket No. D-1986-009 CP-4. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lackawaxen River at River Mile 277.7 - 24.6 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River), via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Honesdale Borough, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Reading Regional Airport Authority, D-1986-038 CP-4. An application to renew the approval for the existing 0.42 mgd Reading Regional Airport Authority (RRAA) WWTP and its discharge. The RRAA WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River at River Mile 92.47 - 80.3 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) via Outfall No. 001, in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Downingtown Municipal Water Authority, D-1989-063 CP-3. An application to modify Docket No. D-1989-063 CP-2 to approve the use of Well No. DPW-1 as a duplicate water supply. Currently the well is permitted to be used only as an emergency/backup supply. The system will continue to be supplied by one surface water intake located in the East Branch Brandywine Creek and Well No. DPW-1. No changes in the previously approved groundwater allocation of 44.64 million gallons per month (mgm), surface water allocation of 77.5 mgm and total combined source allocation of 77.5 mgm is requested. Well No. DPW-1 is completed in the Ledger Formation within the drainage area of the East Branch Brandywine Creek in Downingtown Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc., D-2002-006 CP-4. (Re-NAR from 01/30/2018). An updated application to include the proposed construction modification for the existing 0.4 mgd Lake Harmony WWTP and re-rate of the WWTP's design hydraulic capacity from 0.4 mgd to 0.5 mgd. Upgrades to the existing WWTP will include the following: a new headworks building and processes, installation of an additional sequencing batch reactor (SBR) unit, new post-equalization tank, and a new cloth disc filter. Treated effluent will continue to discharge to Shingle Mill Run at River Mile 183.7 - 83.5 - 4.6 - 0.6 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Tobyhanna Creek - Shingle Mill Run) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Nestlé Waters North America, Inc., D-2013-020-2. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal (GWD) of up to 11.696 mgm and discharge of withdrawn water to Greenwalk Creek. The purpose of the project is to continue to intercept and control the migration of groundwater containing elevated concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) from an upgradient abandoned slate quarry in order to manage the applicant’s existing downgradient water supply sources. The project is in the Greenwalk Creek Watershed within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware, which the Commission has classified as Special Protection Waters, in Washington Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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