Flush-only advisory area not expanding in Town of Jackson, says DNR
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TOWN OF JACKSON- The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has decided not to expand their current flush-only advisory area, reports TODAY'S TMJ4.
State environmental and health officials had considered increasing the flush-only advisory area because a home outside the advisory area was contaminated with gasoline.
The current flush-only advisory area extends from the Prairie Meadows Estates subdivision along Wildflower Lane north of Mill Road to the subdivisions along Mockingbird and Hummingbird Drives south of Western Ave. The western boundary is the block of Maple Road between Mill Road and Western Ave. The area extends a few hundred yards east of the pipeline break in the 1800 block of Western Ave.
The area affects about 40 homes.
An estimated 55,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from a pipeline owned by the West Shore Pipe Line company on July 17, and that prompted the DNR to issue drinking water and flush-only advisories for parts of the Washington County town affected by the spill.
A press release from the DNR Thursday night said a total of 232 discrete water supply wells at 223 residences have been sampled; benzene has been detected in 21 wells and 16 residents have received DNR advisory letters.
The DNR said the drinking water advisory and flush-only advisory area has not changed since July, 31.