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Mary D Borehole Filtration System public tour Oct. 19

Published October 10. 2013 05:00PM

Guests will be able to tour the $600,000 Mary D Borehole Filtration System in Mary D on Oct. 19.

The Schuylkill Headwaters Association will be providing the tour.

The $600,000 Mary D Borehole Filtration System, completed this June, filters 1,000 gallons of water per minute. Also part of the tour is the retrofitted Bell Colliery AMD Restoration Phase III system, which improves the quality of over 800 gallons per minute of highly acidic water with low pH. The tour will be led by project designers and experts on water quality, who will also explain the combined impact that these two systems will have on the main branch of the Schuylkill River.

The tour will meet at the intersection of Valley Street and Walnut Street between Brockton and Mary D off, just off of US209. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Bill Reichert at (570) 622.3742x118 or or Outreach and Education Coordinator Sierra Gladfelter at

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