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Township leaders say the township's backup wells could be contaminated.
wells aren't currently being used, but officials say they want to make sure
Supervisor Larry Richardson says the problem stems from an incident about 10
years ago, when contaminated water was found near a Brazeway plant. Richardson
said Brazeway has been cooperative, and has agreed to replace the backup wells
if they're found to be unsafe.
environmental consultants are being brought in to inspect the wells.
are several homes in the area, where residents say they have had water concerns
in the past, and are happy the township is checking on the wells.
been drinking bottled water for a long time now, so they do their testing
around here," said Felipe Villarreal, who lives near the backup wells. "They're
following protocol, so they need to do that."
residents say they have also switched to bottled water, as a precaution, but
Richardson says the wells currently being used for the township are completely
safe and contaminant-free.