Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
April 18, 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. Margaretville Village, D-1974-157 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of a groundwater withdrawal of up to 4.0 million gallons per month (mgm) from the Ball Park Well and the Fair Street Well for public water supply. The requested allocation is a reduction from the docket holder’s previously approved total allocation of 18.529 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days). The wells are screened in unconsolidated sand and gravel in the East Branch Delaware River Watershed within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in the Village of Margaretville, Delaware County, New York.

  2. Melody Lakes Management, LLC, D-1980-079 CP-6. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.072 million gallons per day (mgd) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Tohickon Creek upstream of Lake Nockamixon, at River Mile 157.0 - 11.8 - 6.4 - 9.1 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Tohickon Creek - Lake Nockamixon - Tohickon Creek - UNT Tohickon 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 Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  3. Reading City, D-1986-028 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an upgrade of the applicant's existing 20.5 mgd Fritz Island WWTP and its discharge. The upgrade consists of replacing the existing trickling filter treatment system with a biological reactor treatment system. The upgrade was approved by DRBC Docket No. D-1986-028 CP-3 on September 10, 2014, but is not yet complete. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.5 - 72.8 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River) in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 

  4. Rohm and Haas Chemicals, LLC, D-1989-002-4. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 3.7 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharges of treated industrial wastewater effluent and non-contact cooling water (NCCW). The IWTP will continue to discharge treated industrial wastewater to Water Quality Zone 2 at River Mile 117.0 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Hog Run Creek) via Outfall No. 009, and NCCW at River Mile 118.9 - 0.3 (Delaware River - Otter Creek) via Outfall Nos. 003 and 008. All three outfalls are located in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Berks County, D-1990-036 CP-2. An application to renew the docket holder's existing 0.50 mgd County of Berks WWTP and to approve upgrade modifications to the WWTP. The proposed modifications include headworks and screening improvements, replacement of diffusers for aeration, flow control and metering modifications, oxidation ditch equipment upgrades, replacement of the existing sludge dewatering system, and replacement of chlorine gas disinfection with an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection unit. Treated effluent will continue to be discharged to Plum Creek, a tributary of Tulpehocken Creek at River Mile 92.4 - 76.8 - 4.8 - 0.35 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Tulpehocken Creek - Plum Creek), via Outfall No. 001, in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Womelsdorf - Robesonia Joint Authority, D-1998-023 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal with a decrease in allocation from 23.0 mgm to 17.0 mgm to supply the applicant's public water supply distribution system from existing Wells Nos. 1, 2, 8 and 9. Project Wells Nos. 1 and 9 are completed in Cambrian age Leithsville and Richland formations, repectively. Wells Nos. 2 and 8 are completed in Precambrian age felsic to mafic gneiss. The project is located in the Tulpehocken Watershed in Millcreek Township, Lebanon County and the Spring Creek Watershed in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Slatington Borough, D-2003-015 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 1.5 mgd Slatington Borough WWTP. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 33.7 (Delaware River - Lehigh River), via Outfall No. 001, 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 Slatington Borough, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  8. Pennsylvania State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), D-2005-008 CP‑3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.06 mgd Hickory Run State Park WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Hickory Run at River Mile 183.7 - 67.3 - 1.7 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Hickory Run) via Outfall No. 001, 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 Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Downingtown Municipal Water Authority, D-2006-031 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing 2.5 mgd water treatment plant (WTP) and its discharge of 0.26 mgd backwash and supernatant. The WTP will continue to discharge water filtration backwash to an UNT of East Branch Brandywine Creek at River Mile 70.7 - 1.5 - 20.0 - 9.0 - 0.4 (Delaware River - Christina River - Brandywine Creek - East Branch Brandywine Creek - UNT East Branch Brandywine Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of Water Quality Zone C7, in Downingtown Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  10. Marcus Hook Energy, LP, D-2008-021 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing discharge of up to 4.32 mgd of cooling tower blowdown from the Marcus Hook Cogeneration Facility. The facility will continue to discharge to Water Quality Zone 4 of the Delaware River at River Mile 78.7 via Outfall No. 001, in Marcus Hook Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  11. Wallenpaupack School District, D-2009-027 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.10 mgd New Foundland Elemetary School WWTP and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Wallenpaupack Creek, upstream from Lake Wallenpaupack at River Mile 277.7 - 15.8 - 1.4 - 12.7 - 7.8 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River - Wallenpaupack Creek - Lake Wallenpaupack - Wallenpaupack Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Dreher Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

  12. Maple Lane Estates c/o PMI, D-2014-004 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the applicant's existing 0.035 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Pond Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 66.8 - 1.9 - 5.2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Sandy Run - Pond 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 Foster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Aqua America, Inc., D-2014-005 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.15 mgd Woodloch Springs WWTP and its discharge. The existing WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent for seasonal spray irrigation to a golf course and to the surface waters of Teedyuskung Creek at River Mile 277.7 - 9.9 - 0.35 (Delaware River - Lackawaxen River - Teedyuskung Creek) via Outfall No. 001, within the drainage area of the section of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Upper Delaware, which is classified as Special Protection Waters, in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

  14. Keystone Anthracite Co., Inc., D-2018-003-1. An application to approve a total withdrawal of up to 7.67 mgm of surface water from a spring (Intake No. SSW 1) and an UNT of Little Schuylkill River (Intake No. SWW 2) for industrial processing of anthracite coal. The project withdrawals were formerly operated by South Tamaqua Coal Pockets, Inc. under DRBC Certificate of Entitlement No. 256, which was terminated on the date that ownership of the facility was transferred to the applicant. The project is located in the Little Schuylkill River Watershed in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 

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