EPA TO TEST PRIVATE DRINKING WATER WELLS

Warminster Township has been contacted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding the identification of what are known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in private drinking wells near the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) located in Warminster, PA. These compounds are used in many consumer products, and are also associated with the use of fire-fighting foams such as those historically used at the former NAWC.

While these substances are currently not a regulated contaminant, they have a provisional health advisory level established by the EPA. The EPA, on behalf of the U.S. Navy, is taking proactive steps to determine if additional actions are needed to protect human health.
The EPA has begun testing privately owned wells in a defined area surrounding the NAWC. In order to get the word out, the Township has sent a letter to all known private well owners providing them with the Navy’s announcement and details on the information session being held at William Tennent High School August 27th from 5 to 9 PM.

This letter was mailed August 21, 2014. The Township will continue to make announcements on our web site and at our regular township meetings as more information comes to us.

EPA contacts regarding this matter are:

Larry Brown, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator
Brown.larry@epa.gov
215-814-5527

Sarah Kloss, EPA Remedial Project Manager
Kloss.sarah@epa.gov
215-814-3379

Click here to learn about the Notice of Public Information Session

Click here to read the Warminster Fact Sheet provided by the U.S. EPA, Region 3

Click here to read the letter to property owners from the Interim Township Manager