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Petro 31

440 Route 31 North
Washington Borough, Warren County

BLOCK: 78 LOT: 9.01
PI#: 014525

Office of Community Relations (OCR)
(609) 984-3081 | (800) 253-5647


This gasoline service station is located at the intersection of Route 31 and Asbury-Anderson Road. In 2001, after learning that a nearby private potable well was contaminated with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), NJDEP directed the owner of Petro 31 to investigate the service station for discharges and sample additional potable wells in the area. The owner removed contaminated soil and leaking underground storage tanks from the property and conducted sampling that revealed five additional nearby private wells were contaminated with MTBE at levels exceeding the New Jersey Drinking Water Standard for this compound. The owner installed Point-of-Entry Treatment (POET) systems on the contaminated wells to supply potable water for the residents but did not monitor or maintain the units. NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element will monitor and maintain the POET systems and sample additional private potable wells in the area to monitor ground water quality.


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