The five new potable wells drilled in fall of 2014 continue to be tested and have had no VOC impacts.
In August of 2014, eight additional wells were identified with VOC impacts. Due to their proximity to existing water main, in June of 2015, the City Common Council approved extending the existing water main to serve these affected properties. In the October 2015 testing, three additional wells were determined to have VOC impacts. One of these will be served by the water main extension, the other two are being addressed. Construction of the water main is currently under way and the nine affected properties should be hooked up by December 31, 2015. All impacted property owners continue to receive bottled water until a permanent drinking water solution is installed at the property.
Potable well testing in this area will continue. The City and it’s consultant AECOM are working in collaboration with the DNR on several studies to determine the best course of action as we move into remediation of the site.