MANSFIELD, Pa. — Public works officials in Mansfield, Pa. continue to deal with too much phosphorus being discharged into treated wastewater that is then brought into the Tioga River, according to the Sun Gazette.
The council approved the treatment of the effluent with alum to help bring some relief during summer months when the phosphorus discharge is at its highest.
Richard Correll, wastewater treatment plant chief operator, noted that there was a spike of phosphorus in May and June after university students left for the summer, stated the article.
"We get hit hard during the summer months. Because of the decrease in flows, there is a concentration of solids," he said.
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