Lick Run Wet Weather Equalization Basin

WARNING: For your own safety, please stay out of Colewood Park and surrounding construction sites until they are re-opened to the public.

Project Information


In accordance with the PaDEP Consent Order and Agreement, the Borough is constructing an Equalization Basin on the wooded hillside area of Colewood Park. The Basin will hold sewage during rain events to prevent a combined sewer overflow aka to prevent sewage from getting into our streams and rivers. This project will include improvements to the sanitary sewer system in the nearby area. The project is expected to take 12-18 months. The park will be closed during this project.

Baldwin Borough received county and state permit approval for the project and shortly thereafter publicly solicited for bids. Borough Council has awarded two construction contracts (one contract for the Equalization Basin/Lift Station and one contract for the collection system improvements).


Progress Update


The equalization basin and lift station are being installed 5/8 through 5/30.

The collection system improvements are almost all completed as of 5/9, with a few punch-list items still to be taken care of over the next few weeks.

Most of the roads around Colewood Park that received heavy truck traffic over the term of these construction project will be repaved in the summer of 2017.

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