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Elk Township Municipal Building Ground Water Contamination

Whig Lane Road
Elk Township, Gloucester County
PI #: G000061713

BLOCK: Various LOT: Various

Community Relations Coordinator: Mindy Mumford (609) 777-1976

As of 28 June 2004

Routine sampling of public noncommunity supply wells by NJDEP’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water in 2000 revealed the potable well at the Elk Township Municipal Building was contaminated with 1,2,3-trichloropropane at levels exceeding New Jersey’s drinking water guideline for this compound. The source of the contamination is unknown. NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element conducted sampling during 2002 that identified 15 additional private potable wells in the area that were contaminated with 1,2,3- trichloropropane at levels exceeding the drinking water guideline. Point-of-Entry Treatment (POET) systems were installed on the municipal building well and private potable wells with funds provided by NJDEP to supply potable water for the occupants. Due to the scattered locations of the contaminated wells, NJDEP will continue to provide POET systems to residents as needed and monitor selected wells to evaluate contaminant migration.


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