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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Milk Run Project (Mahoney Road) Update

Photo of Montour Run Watershed Association Milk Run Project

If you've traveled along Mahoney Road, you can see that the Milk Run Project, projected to remove over 7,000 pounds of aluminum metals from the stream, has been underway since this summer. Work has progressed slower than desired rate due to the difficult topography of the site compounded by the excessively wet summer and fall.

Despite the challenges, and after clearing vegetation from the project site, the contractor commenced construction of the diversion channels and piping that will keep surface runoff waters out of the project site and eventually out of the treatment system. The diversions along Mahoney Road were especially critical in that it includes buried piping that carries storm water collected from the preexisting road cross drains. The opposite side (project west side) diversions are more typical trapezoidal channels that are vegetated and rock lined in steeper sloped areas (one such area can be seen in the photograph). The dam for the northern most pond (pond 5 – settling pond) has been constructed and has been vegetated. The out slope also includes the emergency spillway made of riprap (also shown in the photo) in conformance with the permitted plan. Work is planned to continue as long as weather permits.

Photo of Montour Run Watershed Association Milk Run Project

The MRWA plans to provide periodic updates to the Township which will then be given to the residents. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Montour Run Watershed Association.

Montour Run Watershed Association website
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