Notice of Applications Received (NAR)
December 22, 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. Womelsdorf Sewer Authority, D-1967-084 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.475 million gallons per day (mgd) Womelsdorf wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Tulpehocken Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 76.5 - 24.1 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Tulpehocken Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

  2. SPI Pharma, D-1969-006-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 2.64 mgd industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) and its discharge. The IWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Water Quality Zone 6 of the Delaware Bay at River Mile 0.74, in Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware.

  3. Lehigh County Authority, D-1977-041 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of the docket holder's existing Lynn Township 0.16 mgd WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Ontelaunee Creek at River Mile 92.47 - 86.7 - 21.5 - 8.7 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Maiden Creek - Ontelaunee Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  4. Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, Inc., D-1986-042 CP-2. An application to upgrade the docket holder's existing 1.8 mgd Media WWTP. The upgrades consist of replacing the existing biofilter / activated sludge treatment system with a Modified Ludzak Ettinger (MLE) treatment system, along with headworks improvements and replacing the existing chlorine gas disinfection system with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. The WWTP's average annual design flow will remain at 1.8 mgd, however, the maximum monthly flow will be increased from 1.8 mgd to 2.2 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Ridley Creek at River Mile 83.8 - 6.7 (Delaware River - Ridley Creek) in Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Upper Gwynedd Township, D-1991-088 CP-9. An application to renew and approve an expansion to the existing Upper Gwynedd Township WWTP and its discharge. The proposed expansion consists of: improvements to flow metering, pumping, and UV disinfection; the construction of a third clarifier; an increase in the annual average flow from 5.7 mgd to 6.4 mgd; and an increase in the hydraulic design capacity from 6.5 mgd to 7.5 mgd. The WWTP will continue to discharge to Wissahickon Creek, which is a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at River Mile 92.5 – 12.8 – 12.7 (Delaware River – Schuylkill River – Wissahickon Creek) in Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The application also requests a service area expansion to include areas in Upper Gwynedd Township that are currently convey wastewater to the Towamencin Municipal Authority WWTP.

  6. Hilltown Township Water and Sewer Authority, D-1992-020 CP-4. An application to renew the approval of an existing groundwater withdrawal and to increase the allocation from 16.0 million gallons per 30 days (mg/30 days) to 21.52 million gallons per month (mgm) from existing Wells Nos. 1A, 2 and 5. Wells Nos. 1A and 2 are completed in the Brunswick Formation and Well No. 5 is completed in the Lockatong Formation. The wells are in the Commission's designated Ground Water Protected Area (GWPA) in the Pleasant Spring Creek Watershed in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  7. Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, D-2001-038 CP-3. An application to modify an existing hydroelectric power project to include the construction and operation of an additional 1.1 megawatts (MW) hydroelectric turbine (Unit 3) at the docket holder’s Swinging Bridge Dam increasing the operational generating capacity of the Swinging Bridge hydrologic system to 7.85 MW. The turbine is designed to utilize the minimum flow release water required to maintain river flow in the Mongaup system and no modifications to reservoir elevations or flows are proposed because of this project. The Swinging Bridge Dam is located at River Mile 261.1 – 11.9 (Delaware River - Mongaup River), in the towns of Lumberland and Forestburgh, Sullivan County, New York. The Swinging Bridge Hydroelectric Project consists of several reservoirs 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 the towns of Bethel, Forestburgh, Highland, Lumberland, and Thompson, Sullivan County, New York.

  8. Lower Milford Township, D-2009-010 CP-3. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.035 mgd Lower Milford WWTP and its discharge. The WWTP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Saucon Creek at River Mile 183.7 - 9.4 - 14.6 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Saucon Creek) via Outfall No. 001, located 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 Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

  9. Lehigh County Authority, D-2010-001 CP-4. An application to upgrade the existing 0.06 mgd Wynnewood Terrace WWTP and its discharge. The upgrade consists of replacing the existing WWTP with a new WWTP, which will include new headworks, a new sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treatment system (to replace the existing extended aeration treatment system), a new UV light disinfection system (to replace the existing chemical disinfection), new post-equalization and sludge handling, and appurtenant improvements. The WWTP will remain at 0.06 mgd and 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.

  10. Lehighton Water Authority, D-2014-006 CP-2. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.023 mgd Lehighton Water Authority Water Filtration Plant (WFP) and its discharge. The WFP will continue to discharge treated effluent to Long Run at River Mile 183.7 - 44.0 - 2 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Long Run) via Outfall No. 001, located 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 Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

  11. Lehigh County Authority, D-2017-012 CP-1. An application to renew the approval of the existing 0.035 mgd Sand Spring WWTP and its discharge, and to approve a WWTP upgrade project consisting of replacing the existing WWTP with a new WWTP. The project will include new headworks, a new sequencing batch reactor (SBR) treatment system (to replace the existing extended aeration treatment system), a new UV light disinfection system (to replace the existing chemical disinfection), new post-equalization and sludge handling, new effluent filtration, a new outfall (to replace the existing outfall at an adjacent location), and appurtenant improvements. The WWTP will remain at 0.035 mgd and will continue to discharge treated effluent to an unnamed tributary (UNT) of Coplay Creek, which is a tributary of the Lehigh River at River Mile 183.7 - 20.8 - 9.8 - 0.1 (Delaware River - Lehigh River - Coplay Creek - UNT Coplay Creek) 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.

  12. Merion Golf Club, D-2017-013-1. An application to approve a surface water withdrawal of up to 7.18 million gallons per month (mgm) to irrigate the docket holder's golf course from existing intakes 11 Fairway and 13 Fairway located on Cobbs Creek, and 10 Fairway located on an UNT of Cobbs Creek. The project is in the Cobbs Creek Watershed in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

  13. Gessner Products Co., Inc., D-2017-014-1. An application to approve the existing 0.100 mgd Gessner Products Ambler Facility and its discharge. The facility will continue to discharge non-process, non-contact cooling water (NCCW) to an UNT of Wissahickon Creek, referred to as Rose Valley Creek, at River Mile 92.47 - 12.6 - 13.8 - 0.5 (Delaware River - Schuylkill River - Wissahickon Creek - UNT Wissahickon Creek/Rose Valley Creek) via Outfall No. 001, in Ambler Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  14. St. Davids Golf Club, P-2017-015-1. An application to approve a groundwater withdrawal of up to 2.25 mgm to irrigate the applicant's golf course from new Well No. PW-1 completed in the Octoraro Formation. The project is located within the Commission's designated GWPA in the Crow Creek Watershed in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Contact: David Kovach, P.G.
Manager, Project Review
(609) 883-9500, ext. 264
NAR posted: December 22, 2017