ADEQ: Water clean up in midtown

Groundwater contamination concerns

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Officials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality are in Tucson to update three neighborhoods on the status on plans to clean up contaminated water.

The neighborhoods are Grant and Stone, 7th Avenue and Arizona, and near Park and Euclid.

They are three of nine neighborhoods that have contaminated wells.

ADEQ says the wells in those areas have been taken off line so no one is drinking contaminated water.

The areas have been contaminated by former dry cleaners, gas stations or fuel dumps. They are presently not operating so the contamination has ceased.

“There’s still concern about human health and the environment,” said Wendy Flood from ADEQ.

Also of concern is the future of water supplies.

“Water is a precious resource and we may need to use that water in the future so we want to make sure it’s useable, “she said.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Himmel Park.

Check the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) Registry for sites in Arizona that may pose a risk to public health or the environment due to hazardous substances and have current or planned investigation and cleanup.

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