PUBLIC WORKS - SEWER AUTHORITY
The West Earl Sewer Authority owns and operates a public sewer system and the Brownstown Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the western portion of West Earl Township.
The original sewer system was constructed in 1986 with gravity sewers totaling 20,600 feet that drained to the Brownstown WWTP. In subsequent years the sewer system has been extended to increase the service area. In 2004 a line extension for the Eagleview Estates Development Phase III resulted in an additional 2,080 feet of 8-inch gravity sewer. In 2010 and 2012 the sewer sytem was extended to the Talmage area and the Oregon Pike/Sandy Beach/Brian Development areas. There are currently 1,246 residential customers and 61 commercial customers connected to the sewer system.
The Authority's sewer system contains six pump stations - the treatment plant pump station, Church Street pump station, Newport Road pump station, Cocalico Creek pump station, Eagle Drive pump station, and the Oregon Pike pump station.
The Brownstown WWTP was originally constructed in 1986 with a capacity of 100,000 gallons a day. in 1992 the plant was upgraded to increase the capacity to 200,000 gallons a day. In 2003, construction was completed on a second expansion of the Brownstown WWTP with construction of a Sequencing Batch Reactor System that increased the hydraulic and organic capacities of the facility. The hydraulic loading was increased from 200,000 gallons a day to 450,000 gallons a day, with a peak hourly flow of 1,000,000 gallons a day, and the organic loading from 400lbs a day to 800lbs a day.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - Brian Hershock
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