Middlesex Water Removes PFOA Impacted Wells from Service
“In conjunction with extensive monitoring, testing and hydraulic modeling, we have turned off the wells and are continuing to keep the wells off as we work with the
This interim plan:
- Provides customers with water from alternate sources that complies with all drinking water standards, including the new PFOA standard.
- Seeks to comply with the regulatory requirements associated with a change in water source.
- Will be routinely monitored and evaluated to ensure this approach remains sustainable in the event of emergencies which could disrupt the water supply.
- Intends to keep the affected wellfield out of service until treatment improvements are completed at the new
South Plainfieldfacility in mid-2023.
- Will require ongoing evaluation of additional water consumption scenarios to manage the traditionally high customer demand for water during the summer months.
“Since before our water first tested above the new state limits, we have been working diligently on all potential options to provide our customers with peace of mind, both for the short- and long-terms,” said Doll. “We are grateful that our engineering and water quality experts continue to work with our outside consulting partners and regulators to implement this interim plan,” added Doll.
The Company is notifying customers directly by mail of this latest development. It also advises that customers will be receiving another Public Notification in the coming weeks that the wells again tested above permitted PFOA levels. This is because these wells were still on during the earlier part of the fourth quarter of 2021. However, the Company strongly emphasizes that the wells have been shut down and customers are no longer receiving water from that source.
Established in 1897,
Source: Middlesex Water Company