Pathogens and Point Source

The Pathogens and Point Source Workgroup tracks progress and shares information about wastewater and other point source improvements in technologies. Additionally, the workgroup provides technical assistance and trainings to utilities in the Schuylkill River Watershed. 

Workgroup Chair: Joe Hebelka, PA Department of Environmental Protection


2016 Water Suppliers Forum

On April 14, 2016, SAN partners, including water suppliers, participated in the Water Supplier Forum. The forum focused on discussing emerging contaminants and learning about the Miller Chemical fire case study. From hearing about the Miller Chemical fire, participants learned what went wrong and how it could have been prevented.

Delaware Valley Early Warning System

The Delaware Valley Early Warning System (EWS) is an integrated monitoring, communication, and notification system used to provide advanced warning of water quality events to water suppliers and industrial intake operators in the Schuylkill and Delaware River watersheds. 

Philly Rivercast

The Philly Rivercast is a forecast of water quality that predicts potential levels of pathogens in the Schuylkill River between Flat Rock Dam and Fairmount Dam i.e. between Manayunk and Boathouse Row.

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There are over 3,500 permitted discharger, nearly 80 large sewage treatment plants, and thousands of household septic systems in the watershed.