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Green Lane Reservoir Project Details
Thu Mar 19, 2009
The Green Lane Reservoir supplies drinking water to the town of East Greenville, but increased upstream development intensified stormwater runoff, and threatened to increase water quality impairment. A reforestation project took place to slow the destructive force and filter pollutants from the runoff.
Date: Jul, 14, 2009
Located in Montgomery County, the Green Lane Reservoir provides drinking water to the town of East Greenville through the smallest privately owned water treatment plant in the state. Aqua Pennsylvania, a public water utility, draws water from the Perkiomen Creek, just downstream from the reservoir. A growing population and increased development upstream from the reservoir has intensified stormwater runoff, and the Green Lane Reservoir is considered impaired by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In the interest of protecting drinking water resources and improving the health of the watershed, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) teamed up with the Borough of East Greenville and Aqua Pennsylvania to restore several acres of forest upstream from the reservoir, utilizing funds from the Schuylkill Watershed Initiative Grant.