Piney Point Update – Feb. 10, 2023

Piney Point

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Piney Point Update – Feb. 10, 2023

The court-appointed receiver and its contractor, Forgen LLC, continue closure work at the OGS-South compartment. Contractors are grading and shaping the area so that it will no longer accumulate rainwater.

DEP will continue performing its stringent regulatory oversight of the facility to ensure this is the last chapter in the long history of Piney Point. DEP is committed to working with the receiver to ensure that progress toward closure is done as expeditiously as possible.

Note: DEP will continue to maintain updates on closure progress on its public webpage. Email status updates for subscribers will now be sent on a monthly basis. The next update will be sent Friday, March 3, 2023. Real-time updates will be transmitted if there is a timely update.

Key status updates and response activities (bolded and underlined language reflects changes):

  • The site received no rain this week. Piney Point has received approximately 1.58 inches of rain since Jan. 1, 2023. In response to rain events, clean, non-contact stormwater will be conveyed as needed through the site's permitted outfall along Buckeye Road. Samples are collected at the permitted outfall during runoff events to confirm the stormwater meets the requirements of its permit.
  • The current storage capacity for additional rainfall at the site is approximately 27 inches. This capacity is expected to change with rainfall amounts, as well as adjusted water management activities at the site.
  • As part of the site's water management efforts, piping of water to the North Regional Water Reclamation Facility resumed and to date, 47,968,771 gallons have been transferred. Spray evaporation also resumed in the NGS-North compartment.
  • Approximately 260 million gallons are currently held within the NGS-South compartment. Pond level readings are expected to fluctuate due to a host of factors, including wind/associated waves in the pond, rainfall and water management activities.

Residents can find the latest information on the status of the site, response activities and water quality at