Hopewell Sewage Plant Email:
Raccoon Creek Sewage Treatment Plant
103 Pollack Lane
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Public Works – Water Pollution Control System
The Hopewell Township Water Pollution Control System provides sewer collection, conveyance, and treatment to customers of Hopewell Township. The W.P.C.S. consists of 5,615 active residential and commercial accounts.
The department is responsible for the following: Accredited Wastewater Laboratory Analysis, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of the Treatment Plant and Collection System Facilities, as well as billing/accounting provided at the Sewer Office located at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building.
Treatment Plant Facilities:
- Raccoon Creek STP (103 Pollack Lane, Aliquippa, PA 15001)
- Wickham Village STP (109 Garnet Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001)
Lift Station Facilities:Pump Station 1 (Queens Mills)
Pump Station 2 (McKinley)
Pump Station 3 (Wilson)
Pump Station 4 (South Heights)
Pump Station 5 (Hampton Court)
Pump Station 6 (Bocktown)
Pump Station 7 (Independence Square)
Pump Station 8 (Industrial Park)
Pump Station 9 (Edgewood)
Pump Station 10 (Tee Line)
Wastewater Collection and Conveyance
Department responsibilities include operation and maintenance of the collection system and pumping stations, as well as eliminating disruptions in the conveyance of the wastewater enroute to the treatment plants. Staffing currently includes 8 full time employees. The WPCS Supervisor leads the Department, with direct supervision of the collection system staff.
Maintenance of the collection/conveyance system includes video inspection, jet cleaning, and Inflow/Infiltration control on Hopewell Township-owned sewer lines and the 10 Hopewell Township-owned pumping stations. Maintenance of the collection facility equipment includes preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as sewer system monitoring, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation.
Hopewell Township owns and operates the Water Pollution Control System. The two processes used for the treatment of wastewater at the plant is called Activated Sludge and ICEAS (Intermittent Cycle Extended Aeration System). Activated Sludge is a biological wastewater treatment process which speeds up the decomposition of wastes in wastewater being treated. The facility utilizes preliminary and secondary treatment processes to achieve compliance with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Preliminary treatment mechanically removes debris that may be harmful to downstream equipment. Secondary treatment utilizes a combination of chemical and biological processes to reduce any remaining constituents to a level that is set by the NPDES Permit. All materials removed from the wastewater, called biosolids, are treated and disposed utilizing environmentally sound and approved methods.
The responsibilities of this department include operation and general maintenance of the treatment facility and grounds, laboratory testing, and hauled waste management. Facility staffing currently includes one Superintendent, Certified Laboratory Technician, and two Certified Sewer Plant Operators. These staff members work to protect and improve the surrounding environment and the quality of the downstream water utilized for consumption and recreation.