By the year 2010, all point sources and non-point sources, including Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTF) and agricultural runoff, are now required to significantly reduce the levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay. Dover Township, in its NPDES permit, was mandated by PA DEP to meet these strict standards by October 2010. In order to accomplish this, the Sewer Authority embarked on a multi-year program to evaluate various alternatives. The best long-term solution was selected by the Authority and Dover Township. It is now a $12 million construction project that started June 1, 2009 and is expected to be completed by the PA DEP mandated October 2010 deadline.
The links below will show you the project as it progresses.