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Swatara Creek Diversion Wells

Swatara Creek Diversion Wells

Project Details
Original Construction Year 1995
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $15,000.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 40.658611
Longitude -76.345833
Elevation 0
Project Swatara Creek Diversion Wells
Project Type Passive Treatment System
Project Status
AMD Source Underground
Stream Swatara Creek
River Basin Susquehanna
Quad Minersville
City/Township Reilly
County Schuylkill
State PA

Description: The Limestone Diversion Wells were constructed to boost alkalinity to the stream. Hoppers were constructed to store and periodically add limestone to the well. They were damaged in 2004 Ivan floods. They were repaired, then intake was filled in and pipes were filled in with sediment during 2006 floods. Constant plugging maintenance issue with being on the stream channel.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity Status
Limestone Diversion Well 2 N/A
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Project Contacts
Contact Person:
Contact Organization: US Geologic Service (USGS)
Project Designer:
Project Designer Organization:
Project Responsible Organization: Schuylkill County Conservation District
Title Source Amount Date
EPA Section 319 EPA Section 319 $15,000.00
no data available
External System IDs
Title System
D1-157 Datashed 1.0
PA-103 OSM
Project Performance