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Progress of AOC I

What was done under AOC I?

Under AOC I, municipal water service was extended to 130 homes in two areas of the Town of Pines. This work was initiated in the Spring of 2003, and was completed in December 2003.

What was done under the Amendment to AOC I?

The Amendment to AOC I specified that municipal water service be extended to a larger area of the Town of Pines. The Amendment to AOC I also specified that bottled water be supplied to homes in that area until the extension is completed to those homes, and that bottled water will be supplied to certain residences outside the area until an investigation into the presence of coal combustion by-product related constituents in groundwater is completed.

The information collected under the Remedial Investigation conducted under AOC II indicated that the shallow groundwater aquifer is not present in the southern area of the Area of Investigation (generally, south of County Road E 1675N). In addition, suspected coal combustion by-products were not identified in the Remedial Investigation in this area.  Based on this and other evidence that the deep groundwater in this area is not affected by coal combustion by-products, in November 2007, USEPA approved discontinuing bottled water to residents located south of County Road E 1675N.

When did the extension of the municipal water service under the Amendment to AOC I begin?

The construction of the municipal water service extension to approximately 140 homes began in the Spring of 2004. Bottled water was offered to these homes plus approximately 77 additional homes (i.e., totaling over 200 homes).

What is the progress of work under AOC I?

The construction of the municipal water service extension is complete. Municipal water service has now been extended to 272 homes.