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  • Plainsville Borehole Discharge
    Passive Treatment System
    North Branch Susquehanna River

    The Plainsville Borehole discharges directly to the Susquehanna River. The boreholes were drilled in 2001 by PA DEP BAMR to relieve pressure when the original discharge portal collapsed almost a 1.4 mile upstream. The boreholes were drilled near an abandoned top soil pit.
    The pit serves as a pond to oxidize and drop out iron sediments before entering the river. Although more could be done to optimize the "system" over half of the iron is retained.

Water Quality Data Summary
Sample PointFlow - Field!!(gal/min)pH - Field!!(S.U.)pH - Lab!!(S.U.)ORP - Field!!(mvolts)DO - Field!!(mg/L)Temp - Field!!(C)Cond - Lab!!(umhos/cm)Alkalinity - Field!!(mg/L)Alkalinity - Lab!!(mg/L)Acidity - Lab!!(mg/L)T. Fe  - Lab!!(mg/L)D. Fe - Lab!!(mg/L)T. Mn  - Lab!!(mg/L)D. Mn  - Lab!!(mg/L)T. Al - Lab!!(mg/L)D. Al - Lab!!(mg/L)SO4 - Lab!!(mg/L)TSS - Lab!!(mg/L)
Plainsville Borehole Source7578.16.630--1.3314.7--370.13--------------------
Plainsville Borehole Exiting Pit7578.13.50--010.6--85.5--------------------
Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity of Elements

No treatment technologies defined for this project.