The Beam Road WWTP receives flows from the village areas of Bowmansville and Fivepoinfville, in Brecknock Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
Wastewater is collected in the majority of the Beam Road WWTP service area by a gravity collection system. Four sections of the service area are served by a low pressure force main system. A map showing the sewer service area of the WWTP is included.
The Beam Road WWTP was constructed in 1979 and upgraded in 2013, and is located on Beam Road, southwest of Fivepointville in Brecknock Township. The PADEP issued a Part II WQM Permit on March 28, 2011 which permitted the annual average flow capacity at 0.45 mgd. The Beam Road WWTP has a design hydraulic capacity of 0.55 mgd and an organic capacity of 1,147 lbs/day.
As noted above, upgrades to the Beam Rd 3 WWTP were completed in 2013. The purpose of the upgrades was for compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy. The treatment process was converted to a vertical loop reactor process and the method of disinfection was changed from chlorine to ultraviolet disinfection.
A drawing showing the layout of the Beam Road WWTP is provided.