Sewage treatment plant slated for demolition
BRISTOi - A closed sewage treatment plant in Bristol Township will soon be turned back into natural open space.
The Bucks County Commissioners approved the demolition of the facility, located at 3097 Newportville Road in Bristol, at the intersection of Newportville and cord roads, at the Dec. 5 commissioners’ meeting.
General services project manager Kevin Spencer said that since the property came into county’s possession in 2002 from the calls Township Municipal Authority, it’s been deteriorating and has become a liability issue.
“We have several safety concerns with the property,” Spencer said. “[Considering] the condition that it’s in we recommend moving forward with the demolition.”
The $493,620 demolition project includes razing several large structures on the property, including the main building, water holding tanks, a fence that surrounds the property and an old greenhouse.
Spencer said $316,000 would go toward general demolition, $140,000 toward environmental recovery of the property and $30,000 toward toxic material removal.
The commissioners awarded the demolition contract, which was put out for bid last month, to Geppert Bros., Inc. of Colmar. Spencer said that the company might subcontract parts of the project.
After the demolition project is completed, the area will be naturalized and passed on to open space preservation, Spencer said.