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111th ATKW hosts PA State Representatives

Two men and a woman in civilian attire stand with a man in an Air Force uniform near white industrial tanks in a water treatment facility.

Col. Deane Thomey, 111th Attack Wing Commander, tours a base water treatment facility with Pennsylvania State Representatives to update them on the efforts to address water quality concerns related to drinking water and storm water runoff on Biddle Air National Guard Base, in Horsham Pennsylvania, July 28, 2021. State Representatives Todd Stephens (151st District), Todd Polinchock (144th District) and Meghan Schroeder (29th District) were offered a tour of the new drinking water treatment plant as well as its ground water/surface water treatment plant, which is scheduled to replace the interim runoff treatment facility currently in operation within weeks. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Wilfredo Acosta)

An Air National Guard colonel briefs a room of civilians.

Col. Deane Thomey, 111th Attack Wing Commander, briefs Pennsylvania State Representatives at Biddle Air National Guard Base, in Horsham Pennsylvania, July 28, 2021. State Representatives Todd Stephens (151st District), Todd Polinchock (144th District) and Meghan Schroeder (29th District) were offered a tour of the new drinking water treatment plant as well as its ground water/surface water treatment plant, which is scheduled to replace the interim runoff treatment facility currently in operation within weeks. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Wilfredo Acosta)

BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Pa. --

The 111th Attack Wing welcomed three Pennsylvania State Representatives to Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, for an update to discuss issues important to the Wing, the base and the local community. 

Col. Deane Thomey, 111th Attack Wing Commander, hosted State Representatives Todd Stephens (151st District), Todd Polinchock (144th District) and Meghan Schroeder (29th District) for briefings from key 111th ATKW leaders and staff. The meeting included an update on installation efforts to address water quality concerns related to the base’s drinking water and storm water runoff. 

All three representatives toured the base’s new drinking water treatment plant as well as its ground water/surface water treatment plant, which is scheduled to replace the interim runoff treatment facility currently in operation within weeks.

The 111th ATKW has been working with the local community, the U.S. Navy, the U.S Air Force and the Air National Guard to implement long-term solutions that comply with Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards.