December 19, 2006

JB#1 Mine Drainage Treatment Project

Phase I of the JB#1 Project is located in the headwaters of the Raccoon Creek Watershed in Washington County and is designed to treat a 1,100 gallon per minute mine discharge.

The unique design of this project will mix clean water from Raccoon Creek with the contaminated mine water to increase the effectiveness of a pond and wetland treatment system to reduce the iron content of the water by about 45 tons a year.

Tim Danehy from Biomost, Inc. talks about the objectives of the project and its design, while equipment operator Wayne Fuchs from Quality Aggregates discusses its construction.

Raccoon Creek Watershed Association

Biomost, Inc.- Project Designer