Companies Donate $25K for Creek

Morgantown Dominion Post
25 November 2016
Submitted, staff reports

BOBTOWN, Pa. — Longview Power and its affiliated coal supplier Mepco LLC have partnered with the Dunkard-Bobtown (Pa.) Municipal Authority in an effort to restore the environmental integrity of Dunkard Creek.

A $25,000 donation was made this year, with a commitment to donate again in 2017, to assist Bobtown in the maintenance of its sewage treatment plant.

The donation will be used to purchase a new filter media for the trickle filter of the sewage plant. This component introduces oxygen into the water, breaking down excess nutrients and waste material that contributes to contaminants in their discharge. The new filter media is one element of Mepco’s ongoing effort to improve the fisheries and water quality of Dunkard Creek, to enhance fishing and recreational activities for the local community.

Dunkard Creek is a 37-mile stream that extends through Monongalia County, near Blacksville, and neighboring Greene County. It empties into the Monongahela River near Poland Mines, Pa.