CMA Considering Options for Moose Creek Well Wetlands

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Municipal Authority board is investigating options for a well near the Moose Creek water plant.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Engineer Jim Balliet of Gwin, Dobson and Foreman said he is looking into options concerning the well, which was drilled 15 years ago.

Balliet said when the well was first drilled, there were 17 areas identified and delineated as wetlands near the well.

Balliet said monitoring equipment had been installed to ensure the use of the water from the well would not negatively impact these wetland areas.

Balliet said the information was to be turned over to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. However, Balliet said the SRBC does not have the information they need. Balliet said he will need to conduct some field work to determine the best course of action.

Balliet said the best solution would be to re-delineate the wetlands and show that they are the same or better than they were when the well was originally drilled.

CMA Board President Russ Triponey said the authority is looking at three choices, and all of them will cost the authority money.

Additionally, Balliet said the Mount Joy pumping station project has been designed and the permits have been issued.

Balliet said an application for grant funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development has been submitted and the authority will need to wait until the grants are awarded in the fall.

Balliet said the Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Acid Mine Reclamation has issued a notice to proceed with the Glen Richey water system extension project. A pre-construction meeting will be held on Wednesday to review drawings and provide construction oversight on behalf of the authority.

Also at the meeting, CMA Manager John Williams said there is a water line along West Front Street between Pine and Nichols Street that has been causing problems. Williams said Clearfield Borough is looking to pave the area and the line will need to be replaced before the borough paves the street.

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