Stream Study at York County Sanitary Landfill In Progress

BACKGROUND:

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has approved the York County Solid Waste Authority’s Stream Study Plan to be conducted at sample points along Ebaughs Creek and Rambo Run in Hopewell and East Hopewell Townships in York, PA.

The stream study is being conducted in conjunction with renewal of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for discharge of treated effluent from the groundwater remediation system at the York County Sanitary Landfill located at 3969 Plank Road.   The study will be used to develop effluent discharge limits for that permit (number PA0081744).  Monthly reports will be submitted to PADEP and a link to the monthly reports will be posted on this web page.

AECOM, the environmental consulting firm that is conducting the stream study, and the Authority began collecting monthly water samples at the designated stream sections on October 18, 2016. Also, fish tissue samples were collected during the October 2016 event and will be collected again at the conclusion of the study in September of 2017.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE STREAM STUDY PLAN 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN FOR THE STREAM STUDY

(note: sections of the quality assurance plan are redacted due to the propriety content of the information). 

OCTOBER 2016 STREAM STUDY PHOTOS:

Taking water samples

Double-sealing water samples

Taking stream flow readings every 12 inches across the width of Rambo Run

Collecting fish for sampling

Numerous fish were collected

Fish collected are weighed, measured and logged to assure valid samples

READ MONTHLY REPORTS SUBMITTED TO PADEP:

October, 2016

November, 2016

December, 2016

January, 2017

February, 2017

March, 2017