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Safe Wastewater Management

Untreated or poorly treated wastewater degrades surface waters and makes them unsafe for drinking, fishing, and swimming. This indicator evaluates the direct release of effluents from two of the most common point... Read More

Untreated or poorly treated wastewater degrades surface waters and makes them unsafe for drinking, fishing, and swimming. This indicator evaluates the direct release of effluents from two of the most common point sources: publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and industrial dischargers. Communities should strive to ensure all POTWs and other facilities regulated by the Clean Water Act are in compliance with the EPA effluent guidelines and reporting requirements. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program regulates the direct sources of pollutant discharge into waters of the United States.

Abington, Pennsylvania

Abington WWTP had two significant non-compliance marks for non-reporting in 1st and 2nd quarter of 2015. There were no effluent violations. A notice was issued on April 17, 2015.Residents of Abington Township wash, flush, pump and pour over six million gallons of dirty water down the drain every day. The... Read More

Abington WWTP had two significant non-compliance marks for non-reporting in 1st and 2nd quarter of 2015. There were no effluent violations. A notice was issued on April 17, 2015.

Residents of Abington Township wash, flush, pump and pour over six million gallons of dirty water down the drain every day. The water is collected and transported, either to the Abington Wastewater Treatment Plant, or to the Philadelphia Northeast Treatment Plant. At the Abington facility, it is decontaminated and disinfected, and the treated water is discharged into the Sandy Run Creek which is part of the Wissahickon Watershed. Treated effluent from the City of Philadelphia is discharged into the Delaware River.

Abington Township works closely with other municipalities and watershed organizations including the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership.

Supporting documentation: indicator2_2015_data_echodownload_abington.xlsx (8.98 KB)