Unley residents unperturbed about water contamination scare
Unley residents unperturbed about water contamination scare.
KIM Smith and his wife Jo have loved living at their Unley townhouse since they purchased the property on Mary Street about 10 years ago.
His home was one of 300 properties — including those on Charles Lane, Little Charles Lane and Tyne Place — which received a letter from the Environment Protection Authority on Monday evening about a potential trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination.
The harmful chemical was also behind a precautionary evacuation of homes at Clovelly Park and demolition of 25 buildings in 2015.
“There’s nothing we can do anyway,” Mr Smith said.
“It’s a matter of wait and see — what comes to light and then react accordingly whatever that may be.
Mary St resident Andrew Wood, 28, was calm about the potential risks.
Mr Wood, an engineer, has lived in his parent’s property on Mary St for the past 10 years.
“I imagine there is quite a bit of this (testing) done in Adelaide.” Mother-of-one Hongmei Xie, 37, has been living on Mary St for three years with her daughter, Aneesa, 13.
“I don’t know if that has anything to do with the contamination,” she said.