Earlier this week, Tyco informed the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) that it plans to resume testing in June of drinking water wells near 61 fields where biosolids from the City of Marinette and City of Peshtigo Wastewater Treatment Facilities were spread in past years.
The testing was suspended in March because of health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. With Wisconsin’s “Safer At Home” law set to expire on May 26, the company said Arcadis, its environmental consultant, is beginning to obtain permission from residents to reschedule well sampling for those residents whose testing was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our workers, as well as the residents whose homes will need to be entered to conduct the testing. So far, 98 wells have been tested, with 91 showing no PFAS, or presence below the Wisconsin advisory level of 20 parts per trillion (ppt). An additional 72 wells are scheduled to be tested once the process resumes.