2017 PA-AWWA Conference

From Concept to Operation: A 10-year review of the Birdsboro Municipal Authority Water Treatment Plant

In 2007 the Birdsboro Municipal Authority began evaluating the need for a new Water Treatment Plant as their existing 1.0 mgd traveling bridge filter plant was starting to show signs of potential failure. The Authority worked through a feasibility/conceptual study, prepared a pilot protocol, performed the pilot and submitted a pilot report. The Authority then moved into design, construction and operation of the membrane filtration plant. This presentation will review the timeline, regulatory requirements, construction and operation of the WTP.  The presentation will provide an overview of the process by the engineer and membrane manufacturer


Christina Crawford, PE, MBA | Spotts, Stevens and McCoy | Ms. Crawford has over 16 years’ experience in environmental engineering. Her responsibilities include client management, client retention, water and wastewater design, design specifications, cost opinions, municipal rate evaluations and review of developer plans. Ms. Crawford also assists clients with identifying sources for project funding utilizing Pennvest and other loan/grant programs, and provides assistance to clients during construction for the disbursement of funds and for project close-out.  Ms. Crawford has a Master’s Business Administration from Villanova University and BS Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) and the Young Professionals Chair and Board member for Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association (EPWPCOA).

Don Moore | Evoqua Water Technologies | Don has over 23 years’ experience with water and wastewater membrane systems.  He manages the sales and business development process for capital equipment in the US and Canada for the Evoqua Memcor® Membrane Product line.  Mr. Moore has a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University, MD and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.  He is a member of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA).