Sanitary Sewer Act 537 Plan

The Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan establishes waste planning for current and future needs.  Click here for a summary overview, or review a draft of the complete plan (Jan. 2013) by Arro Consulting Inc. via the ftp site provided below.

To access the site, enter the following user name and password:

Username:  Cheltenham
Password: originaLity2012

 

The link to the ftp site is: ftp://arromail.thearrogroup.com 

 

Act 537 Public Comments and Questions - Part 1

Act 537 Public Comments and Questions - Part 2

Responses to Public Questions and Comments - May 2013

 

 

Summary

Cheltenham Township is located in Montgomery County north and west of the City of Philadelphia.  The Planning Area for this Plan consists of Cheltenham Township and a portion of the following Municipalities:  Abington Township (Tookany drainage basin), Jenkintown Borough, Springfield Township, and the City of Philadelphia.  The Township is bordered on the north by Abington Township and Jenkintown Borough, on the east by the City of Philadelphia, on the west by Springfield Township, and the south by the City of Philadelphia.

 

Cheltenham Township owns, operates, and maintains approximately 106 miles of collection system.  The Township’s collection system conveys the raw sewage to the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) collection and conveyance system.  Flows from small portions of the western and northwestern part of the Township are conveyed to Abington Township’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Cheltenham Township also conveys wastewater from Abington Township’s Tookany Drainage Basin, Jenkintown Borough, Springfield Township, and seven (7) intermunicipal connections from the City of Philadelphia. 

 

Act 537 requires municipalities to prepare and maintain an up-to-date plan to assess current and future needs for wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment facilities; and to evaluate alternatives to meet future demand. 

 

To meet the projected needs of the planning area, the following upgrades to the system are recommended.  These upgrades are planned to be phased.  Total project costs are shown here; the proportionate share of these costs is found in the Plan.

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Sanitary Sewer Map 1

Phase 1ALining of Interceptor A and Construction of a Pump Station (Rices Mill Road to near South Avenue [MHs A155 to A136]):  This section of Interceptor A shows signs of considerable infiltration; however, due to its location, lining of the interceptor rather than replacement is recommended.  Construction of a pump station near MH A155 and the routing of a force main to bypass the lined section will remove a portion of the flow and reintroduce it further downstream in the interceptor.  Construction cost Opinion:  $6,501,000.

 

Phase 1BReplacement of Interceptor A (Near South Avenue to Old York Road [MHs A136 to A94]):  This section of Interceptor A shows signs of considerable infiltration and can be rehabilitated using a traditional replacement method.  Since a large portion of this section of the interceptor shows considerable signs of hydraulic overload under current and future flow conditions, replacement with a larger diameter pipe is recommended.  Construction Cost Opinion: $4,740,000.

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Sanitary Sewer Map 2
 

Phase 2AReplacement of Interceptor A (Boy Scout Cabin to Jenkintown Road [MHs A47 to A36]):  This section can be rehabilitated via a traditional replacement method.  Since a large portion of this section of the interceptor shows considerable signs of hydraulic overload under current and future flow conditions, replacement with a larger diameter pipe is recommended.  Construction Cost Opinion:  $1,069,000.

 

Phase 2BReplacement of Interceptor A (Jenkintown Road and High School Road [A78 to A47]):  This section can be rehabilitated via a traditional replacement method.  Since a large portion of this section of the interceptor shows considerable signs of hydraulic overload under current and future flow conditions, replacement with a larger diameter pipe is recommended.  Construction Cost Opinion:  $3,369,000.

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Sanitary Sewer Map3
 

Phase 3Replacement of Interceptor A (High School Road to Old York Road [MHs A94 to A78]):  This section can be rehabilitated via a traditional replacement method.  Since a large portion of this section of the interceptor shows considerable signs of hydraulic overload under current and future flow conditions, replacement with a larger diameter pipe is recommended.  Construction Cost Opinion:  $1,533,000.

 

Phase 4Replacement of Interceptor A (Boy Scout Cabin to Connection with PWD [MHs A36 to A1]):  This section can be rehabilitated via a traditional replacement method.  Since a large portion of this section of the interceptor shows considerable signs of hydraulic overload under current and future flow conditions, replacement with a larger diameter pipe is recommended.  Construction Cost Opinion: $6,534,000.

 

The Township discussed the plan during public meetings at 7:45 p.m. on May 8, 2013 at Curtis Hall, 1250 West Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095 and adopted it at the June 2013, Board of Commissioners meeting.

 

 

      Sanitary Sewer Corrective Action Plan

      This presentation represents an overview of the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan, as presented to the Public Works Committee on January 9, 2013.

       

      The 2010 Sanitary Sewer Corrective Action Plan (CAP) addressed immediate problems relating to the sanitary sewer.  CAP is subject to change by the Act 537 Sanitary Sewers Facilities Plan, which addresses both current and future needs relating to the sanitary sewer.

       
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