Community Relations Community Relations Site List Prospect Street Ground Water Contamination
Prospect Street Ground Water Contamination
Prospect Street, Montville Avenue & Highland Avenue
Montville Township, Morris County
PI #: G000060824
BLOCK: Various LOT: Various
Community Relations Coordinator: Mark Herzberg (609) 633-1369
SITE DESCRIPTION/RESOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS:
of 28 June 2004
Sampling conducted the Montville Township Health Department in 2000 and
2001 identified 48 wells in this area that were contaminated with volatile
organic compounds at levels exceeding New Jersey Drinking Water Standards.
The primary contaminants are dichloroethylene (DCE), trichloroethylene
(TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene, or PCE).
NJDEP installed Point-of-Entry Treatment (POET) systems on some of the
contaminated wells as an interim measure and connected residences with
contaminated wells that were located near water mains to the public water
supply. NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element subsequently delineated the
Currently Known Extent (CKE) of the potable well contamination and completed
a water supply alternatives analysis that concluded the most cost-effective
long-term remedy was extension of the public water lines to all of the
homes in the CKE. Installation of the public water lines is scheduled
to begin in 2003. Additional investigative work is underway to identify
possible sources of the ground water contamination at this site.
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