Puritan Discharge Treatment System

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Puritan Discharge Treatment System

Project Details
Construction Year
2012
Total Cost
$0.00
Total Capital Cost
228465.00
Latitude
40.366808
Longitude
-78.645556
Elevation
2050
Project
Puritan Discharge Treatment System
GPS
0
AMD Source
Underground
Project Type
Passive Treatment System
River Basin
Kiski-Conemaugh
Quad
Beaverdale, PA
City
Portage Township
County
Cambria
State
PA
Stream
Trout Run

Description: The Puritan Mine discharge (TR4) emanates from an abandoned underground coal mine, which was in operation from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. A passive treatment system was installed in 2012 which consisted of a single FeALMn type baffled limestone bed with 4 over and 5 under baffles within the limestone to prevent short circuiting through a $179,000 Growing Greener Grant. The system was only able to treat 100 gpm and experienced regular maintenance issues. A partnership effort was formed in 2014 to seek funding to redesign the treatment system. A new full-scale passive system was constructed in 2020. In addition, several small coal refuse piles were removed and/or reclaimed. The new passive system consists of an innovative approach to improve treatment efficiency including the use of solar-powered SmartDrain controllers to batch treat the AMD and consists of a Holding Pond, 2 Auto-Flushing Vertical Flow Ponds, and 2 settling ponds.

Water Quality Data Summary

Treatment Technologies
Treatment Technology Quantity
Settling Pond 2
Auto Flushing (Solar) Limestone Only VFP 2
Forebay 1
Location Links
Map
GPS Directions
Project Contacts
Contact Person: cdenholm
Contact Organization: Trout Run Watershed Association
Project Designer: Buck Neely
Project Designer Organization: BioMost, Inc
Project Responsible Organization: Trout Run Watershed Association
Funding
Source Amount Date
In-kind Contributions $20,971.12
OSM Watershed Cooperative Assistance Program $35,465.12
PA DEP Growing Greener $172,180.00
Foundation For PA Watersheds $18,000.00
PA DEP Growing Greener $641,504.00
OSM Watershed Cooperative Assistance Program $100,000.00
External System IDs
Title System
PA-245 OSM
PA-245 OSM
Project Performance