Triple Divide Members Tour Treatment Plant

Jonathan Huff of Roulette Township and Jim Clark, Penn State Extension educator, represented Potter County’s Triple Divide Watershed Association for a tour of a shale gas hydrofracturing waterwater treatment plant in Williamsport. Quay Schappell, chief operating officer for TerrAqua Resource Management, explained his company’s operation to public water supply managers. The facility processes 400,000 gallons daily. All of the water is sent back to the companies for reuse. The TerraAqua facility is similar in some respects to a wastewater treatment plant that is being planned for a site in Ulysses Township, south of Ulysses Borough along Rt. 49. According to information presented to the Potter County Planning Commission, the “Headwaters Reclamation Plant” would be zero-discharge and would process about 450,000 gallons of water daily. Approval by the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection is required.


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