This department is responsible for the treatment of the Biosolid waste generated by the Borough's residents.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Borough's Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 4 millions of gallons per day (MGD) rated facility, currently the plant treats an average of 1.5 MGD, or around 548 million gallons of sewage per year.
In the past several years, the plant has undergone some technological upgrades including a switch from chlorine to ultra-violet (UV) disinfection of the treated water that is discharged to the Schuylkill River. This has proven to be safer for the environment.
Beware of F.O.G. in your garbage disposal!
F.O.G. - fats, oils, grease - cause over 80% of residential sewer blockages!
These blockages can cause costly environmental and household problems.