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Aylesworth Creek Oxic Limestone Drain

Aylesworth Creek Oxic Limestone Drain

Project Details
Original Construction Year 2007
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $259,538.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 41.520000
Longitude -75.524444
Elevation 1200
Project Aylesworth Creek Oxic Limestone Drain
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status Needs Maintenance
AMD Source Underground
Stream Ayelsworth Creek
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Carbondale
City/Township Archbald Boro
County Lackawanna
State PA

Description: The system is referred to as an "Oxic" Limestone Drain only because it is not being captured at the source, but from a stream where oxygen is present in the water (similar to the Oneida 1 system in Schuylkill County). The system contains 25,000 cu. ft. (1,260 tons) of limestone in a 25 ft. wide by 260 ft. long by 5 ft. deep lined trench. The system replaces a damaged rotating limestone drum, but utilizes the existing intake. Funding for the project was provided by Lackawanna Watershed 2000 a cooperative effort by Lackawanna County and EPA Region 3. Some O&M is provided by the Lackawanna County Department of Parks and Recreation. The US ACOE Baltimore District are the landowners and the boroughs of Archbald and Jermyn provided property leases.

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Contact Organization: EPCAMR
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Title Source Amount Date
US EPA - Special Appropriations Grant EPA Other $259,538.00
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External System IDs
Title System
D1-295 Datashed 1.0
PA-130 OSM
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