Community Relations Community Relations Site List Glenwood Terrace Ground Water Contamination
Glenwood Terrace Ground Water Contamination
Bridgewater Township, Somerset County
PI #: G000010740
BLOCKS: Various LOTS: Various
Community Relations Coordinator: Mark Herzberg (609) 633-1369
SITE DESCRIPTION/RESOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS:
of 28 June 2004
Sampling conducted by the Bridgewater Township Health Department in 1991
identified seven private potable wells in this area that were contaminated
with volatile organic compounds at levels exceeding New Jersey Drinking
Water Standards. The primary contaminants were trichloroethylene (TCE)
and tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene, or PCE). Point-of-Entry
Treatment (POET) systems were installed on the wells with funds provided
by NJDEP as an interim measure to supply potable water to the residents.
NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element subsequently delineated a Ground Water
Impact Area (GWIA) for the site and completed a water supply alternatives
analysis that concluded the most cost-effective long-term remedy was to
extend public water lines to residences in the GWIA. The local water company
and Bridgewater Township installed the water lines, connected the residences
and sealed the private wells in 1998 using funds provided by NJDEP. Approximately
45 residences were connected to the public water supply during the project.
The Remedial Response Element plans to sample private wells outside the
GWIA in 2003 to monitor ground water quality. Additional investigative
work is planned to identify possible sources of the ground water contamination
at this site.
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