March 5, 2018
In accordance with the requirements of Title 25, Chapter 71 of the Pennsylvania Code, Lower Makefield Township is accepting written comments over the next 30 days on the proposed adoption of the Lower Makefield Township Official Sewage Facilities (Act 537) Special Study for the Neshaminy Interceptor.
This Special Study for the Neshaminy Interceptor addresses the long term sewage facilities planning for the portion of Lower Makefield Township where the public sanitary sewer needs are met by conveying the wastewater to the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA) owned Neshaminy Interceptor.
The selected alternatives identified in the Special Study include upgrades to the Chanticleer and Brookstone Pump Stations, as well as implementation of a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to identify and remove inflow and infiltration (I/I) from the existing sanitary sewer system. The proposed upgrades and additional capacity gained from these alternatives is expected to be adequate for the 20 year planning period.
Also incorporated into the Special Study is the alternative analysis and the selected alternatives of the BCWSA Neshaminy Interceptor Evaluation dated March 2015 (last revised January 2016). The alternative selected by BCWSA is the lining of the 30 inch, 33 inch, 36 inch and majority of 42 inch Interceptor plus lining the first 3,000 feet of 48″ Interceptor plus construction of a relief sewer along the 54″ portion of the Interceptor. Lower Makefield Township will pay its proportionate share of the BCWSA liner project.
There is a 30-day period during which the Special Study is available to be viewed at the Lower Makefield Township building at 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067 between the normal hours of operation. The review period shall extend until the close of business on April 3, 2018. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Fedorchak, Township Manager, at the above Township Building address.