May 11, 2011

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
of the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA)
Western Regional Treatment Plant (WRTP)

On Wed., May 11th, please join us for a tour and dinner meeting, co-hosted by the Air & Waste Management Association (Delaware Valley Chapter) and AIChE-DVS.  

Don’t miss this exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity to see where chemical and environmental engineering intersect.  DELCORA’s Western Regional Treatment Plant (WRTP) is currently rated to treat 50 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater before it enters the Delaware River.  In addition to receiving influent from many municipalities’ sewer collection systems, the WRTP receives septic, sludge, grease, and industrial wastewater trucked from throughout the region.  Approximately a third of the plant’s flow is from Sun Oil’s Marcus Hook Refinery and Kimberly-Clark’s Chester Mill.  

The WRTP has benefited from many recent upgrades and features the extensive use of automation, Geographical Information System (GIS), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technologies.  It uses an activated sludge process including 2 aerated grit chambers, 8 primary clarifiers, 4 – 2.5 MG aeration tanks, 5 secondary clarifiers, and chlorine disinfection.  Solids handling is accomplished via 4 DAF thickeners, 3 belt filter presses, and 2 multiple hearth incinerators.

Broaden your understanding of environmental protection and treatment processes… join us on May 11th!

Tour: DELCORA’s Western Regional Treatment Plant (WRTP)
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM – Registration/Networking
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tour followed by catered dinner

Place: Delcora WRTP
100 Booth Street
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 876-5523
Directions to WRTP
Buffet Menu:
(subject to change)
• Assorted Cheese/Fruit
• Vegetable Crudités and Dip
• Caribbean Jerk Chicken
• Honey Baked Ham
• Chicken Devine
• Baked Ziti
• Grilled Vegetables
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Cost: $35.00 per non-member
$30.00 per AWMA or AIChE-DVS member
$15.00 per student or those between employment
Reservation Deadline:
Please confirm your attendance no later than Noon of Monday May 9, 2011.
Cancellations received on or before Sunday May 8, 2011 will be fully refunded.
Registration Details: Registration is currently closed.  To be added to the waiting list, please contact Karl Saydlowski at or 484-381-1034.