South Lake Tahoe Water Contaminated
Water providers are hosting a meeting in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., to update community on a toxic underground plume In South Lake Tahoe, Calif., water providers are planning to host a meeting on Nov. 7 to update the community on a toxic underground plume.
According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, the groundwater contaminant tetrachloroethylene (PCE), was first found in drinking water wells in 1989 near South Lake Tahoe.
It is currently impacting five public drinking water wells, according to Tahoe Daily Tribune.
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According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, the officials will provide an update of the progress of a study aiming to identify the most cost-effective approach to removing PCE from the groundwater.
The study will integrate information collection during the pre-design investigation with evaluation results from groundwater model simulations.
The utility district installed a test well to collect soil and groundwater samples earlier this year.
All water provided by the STPUD, Lukins and Tahoe Keys meet drinking water standards and have been given the okay to drink, according to the district.
The meeting will take place Nov. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Airport in City Council Chambers.
The airport is located at 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 96150.
Waterline installation planned for Waynesboro area properties with contaminated water
Waterline installation planned for Waynesboro area properties with contaminated water.
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Trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) were found in drinking water at properties on Welty Road in 2007.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection agreed to grant up to $500,000 to extend public-water service to the properties.
Washington Township is facilitating the project in cooperation with the Waynesboro Borough Authority, which will own the waterline on the section of road between the stone bridge and sharp curve.
Borough and township crews will work on and around East Ninth Street, State Hill Road and Welty Road.
"It’s expected to be completed this construction season," Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher said last week.
The source of the contamination was not pinpointed, but some of the highest lab results were linked to a nearby spring.