EPA, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Health and the Town of Louisa are working cooperatively to mitigate the threat to public health and welfare posed by elevated levels of tetrachloroethylene in groundwater. Tetrachloroethylene was discovered in 2010 in an unused Town well.
Tetrachloroethylene is a solvent historically used in many types of manufacturing and industrial processes. Tetrachloroethylene is a manufactured chemical that is widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics and for metal-degreasing. It is also used to make other chemicals and is used in some consumer products. For more information on tetrachloroethylene, see the information in the documents section.
Tetrachloroethylene was discovered in several residential wells near the Louisa Acme Well. The residents most impacted have been connected to public water.
EPA OSC Chris Wagner: 804-337-3049
EPA OSC Francisco J. Cruz 215-814-5528
EPA Community Involvement Coordinator: Trish Taylor 215-814-5539