EPA received a request for assistance from Mecklenburg County Groundwater and Wastewater Services. Mecklenburg County discovered the presence of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in a private water supply (well) above the Removal Action Level (RAL) of 12 parts per billion (ppb) on Bennett Street in Charlotte, NC. Samples collected by Mecklenburg County on May 7, 2010 documented the presence of PCE at 17 ppb.
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EPA is providing bottled water to the resident and will connect the home to a municipal water line that is located at the street. EPA will also disconnect the contaminated private well and permanently close the well to prevent the possibility of future cross-contamination.
On June 10,2010 EPA was notified of an additional residential well contaminated with PCE above the Maximum Contaminate Level of 5 ppb. EPA provided bottled water to the resident until the home was connected the municipal water the well was capped.