Challenge: Newport Borough’s plant treated wastewater from both the Borough
of Newport and the adjacent municipality of Oliver Township. Newport’s collection system was a combined sewer system with several permitted combined sewer overflows (CSO). After the Borough completed a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for the management and control of discharge from its CSOs, Howe Township officially requested treatment in the Authority’s plant. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) established nutrient cap loads for the discharge from the facility, meaning an upgrade would likely be in order.


Solution: We were retained to prepare the Act 537 Plan required to develop the expansion and upgrade of the Authority’s WWTP to accommodate future regional wastewater flows. The Act 537 Plan was prepared in conjunction with the preparation of the LTCP required for the Borough’s combined sewer system.


Outcome: The Plan was approved and permitting was completed. We’re now awaiting funding approval to put the project out to bid.