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Officials Hold Public Hearing on Contaminated Well Water

Several New Hanover wells are contaminated; officials plan to provide public water to affected homes.

State officials are holding a hearing tonight regarding contaminated well water along Layfield Road in New Hanover on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Boyertown Junior High East, according to The Mercury.

Officials plan to provide public water to homes, clustered around a former fuel company.

The contamination was identified when the Montgomery County Health Department found high levels of contaminants in July of 2011 at a home near the former Swann Oil Company, also known as Good Oil Company.

After a more extensive sampling, nine wells near the 30 block of Layfield Road were found to have contaminated water.

A home at 318 Layfield Road contained water with such high contamination that a federal toxicologist concluded it was unsafe for residents to shower in water from the well.

Read more on the subject in Even Brandt’s Mercury article.  

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