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Scranton Sewer Authority

In 2014, the Scranton Sewer Authority (SSA) agreed to implement a 25-year plan to control and significantly reduce overflows of its sewer system, thereby helping improve water quality of the Lackawanna River and local streams.

 

Frequent problems with SSA’s combined sewer system, which when overwhelmed by stormwater, frequently discharges raw sewage, industrial waste, nitrogen, phosphorus, and polluted stormwater into the Lackawanna River and its tributaries, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

 

GSET coordinated with the Pocono Northeast Rail Authority and Steamtown National Historic Park to prepare and review a field investigation, select a test boring company, perform the field investigation, laboratory testing of representative samples, engineering analysis of the available geotechnical data, and the subsequent preparation of a geotechnical report.  The bypass main was connected to a storage tank along the Pocono Northeast Regional Rail Authority property.  The tank overflow water will exit the tank and connect with the Linden Street regulator (#19) to discharge into 60" main interceptor pipe.

 

Changes to Scranton’s water treatment system included improvements in operations and maintenance, both within the sewage collection system and at the wastewater treatment plant construction of storage facilities, including: (1) “box culverts,” comprised of a relatively low-tech distributed storage solution, which replaced dozens of sections of small, round sewer pipe with much larger, square box culverts; and (2) implementing pre-cast, above-ground storage tanks with much larger storage capacity as well as the  completion of an advanced biological treatment system to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus discharges.

This solution reduced millions of gallons of contaminated stormwater overflows into the Lackawanna River.

 

 

 

Geo-Science Engineering and Testing LLC, (GSET), is a leader in the development and implementation of new technologies in the practice of geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing.

 

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