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Willocks Court Ground Water Contamination

Willocks Court
Readington Township, Hunterdon County
PI #: G000008984

BLOCK: Various LOT: Various

Community Relations Coordinator: Mark Herzberg (609) 633-1369

As of 28 June 2004

Sampling conducted by the local health department and NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element between 1988 and 1998 identified 19 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 dichloroethylene (DCE) and trichloroethane (TCA). Point-of-Entry Treatment (POET) systems were installed on the wells with funds provided by NJDEP to supply potable water for the residents. The Remedial Response Element completed a water supply alternative analysis in 1990 that concluded the most cost-effective long-term remedy was the continued use of POET systems at the affected homes. Additional investigative work is underway to identify possible sources of the ground water contamination at this site.


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