Our wastewater treatment plant processes an average of 3,000,000 gallon of clean water every day. Every manufacturing process involves 'raw materials' and we start with this:
If it flows down a drain in Clarks Green, Clarks Summit or South Abington it collects as a river of biological and chemical residue at the Abington Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rt. 11 near the 'Notch' in Chinchilla.
The plant removes the impurities and returns clean and safe water to Leggetts Creek, which is the same stream that runs through South Abington Park on its way to the Lackawanna and Susquehanna Rivers.
Twenty four hours after liquid sewage arrives at the plant, we have a clean water product that is shown in the photo at the left when we release it back into the environment:
On average days this means that we produce 125,000 gallons of clean water every hour. During storms, rainwater seeps into the mix, and the hourly total can exceed 500,000 gallons per hour.
The responsibility to manage this critical environmental processis delegated to a multi-municipal board of directors and its professional employees.
The site is published to share information about the mission, management, history and future plan for required upgrades for our water recovery operation.
This site will also support environmental education and promotional efforts to restore the important waterways downstream of the Abington Community. We impact Leggetts Creek, the Lackawanna and Susquehanna Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.