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CONTRACTS CURRENTLY OUT FOR BIDS

Bids were opened for the Force Main / Interceptor project mentioned below on March 7th.  However, on March 21st, the Board rejected all bids.

These contracts will be re-advertised in late April or early May on PennBid.

Also, look for the Pump Station project to be advertised in 2018.

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEM/ENT PROJECTS BEING PLANNED

The Authority's Strategic Plan calls for two major capital improvement projects in the near term.

The first project is the replacement of our Crum Creek Force Main and rehabilitation of our Sellers Avenue Interceptor.  Bids have been opened for this project.

The project consists of the following:

1. Install 36" diameter DIP force main 4,000 feet
2. Rehabilitate 42" diameter interceptor 3,700 feet
3. Repair Chester Pike culvert  

In addition to the above project, an expansion / upgrade of the Crum Creek Pump Station will occur in 2018 or 2019.

This project is in its preliminary design stage.  We will post more information when it becomes available.

The Water Environment Research Foundation studied the economic impact that the water industry has on the U.S. economy.   Take a look at that report.

WERF Economic Impact Abstract    WEF Economic Impact Full Report (6MB)

DELCORA Enters Agreement with EPA to Invest in Major Infrastructure Improvements in the City of Chester

The Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority has entered into an agreement with the federal US EPA to invest in major infrastructure upgrades to reduce overflows from the City of Chester's combined sewer system.  This agreement binds everyone that sends wastewater flows to the Western Regional Plant to participate in the costs of this plan.  The Central Delaware County Authority sends the bulk of our flows to the Western Regional Plant.

Please visit the DELCORA website for more information.

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Philadelphia Long Term Control Plan

CDCA is financially subject to both the Philadelphia Long Term Control Plan and the Chester Long Term Control Plan (see above).  For information on Philadelphia's plan, you can go to the City's website using this link. 
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Reading Rainbow explains wastewater treatment on YouTube  [click here]
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Should You Flush It?

Here is a YouTube Video on the subject of "Flushable Wipes". 
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LIQUID ASSETS - a presentation by Penn State PBS.

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Watch the whole 90 minute presentation on YouTube

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Borrow the DVD - contact the Authority Office

PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION WEBSITES

Water is Life and Infrastructure Makes it Happen                                exit this site

Water's Worth It™                                                                                                 exit this site

Water Environment Federation - public information                              exit this site

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD                                       exit this site