Conshohocken’s sewer system is way below capacity level

Every time there is a new building proposed, someone always says in the comments how the sewer can’t handle it or something similar. We can now report that Conshohocken’s sewer system is no where near capacity.

During the February 21st meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council, there was a discussion about the sewer plant’s capacity. According to Ed Mongan, the operations manager of the sewer plant, the system was designed to handle 3 million gallons per day and is currently licensed to handle 2.3 million gallons per day. So how much it is currently handling per day? 1.1 million gallons per day.

As Mongan pointed out, you could basically double the current sewer usage in Conshohocken and the plant still wouldn’t need to upgrade the license (and would still be significantly below its design capacity).