To all people living in,
or owning property in
the Town of Wolcottville
Wellhead protection Area.
Dear Sir or Madame,
The Town of Wolcottville, a local utility dedicated to providing safe and healthy drinking water, is working to implement a Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP) for its drinking water supply.
One of the WHPP’s requirements is notification of all potential sources of contamination within the wellhead area. Based on practices typical at facilities such as yours, some facilities been identified as a potential source of contamination to Town of Wolcottvilles drinking water wells. This classification does not incur any regulatory or monitoring responsibilities; rather we are just notifying you of voluntary measures you can take to minimize risk to your drinking water source.
· Oils, fuels, and other chemicals used in your production process should be stored and used in a manner that minimizes spills. Consider using secondary containment, such as double walled barrels and spill berms, for your onsite tanks and other large containers. Spills should immediately be reported to Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151.
· Parking lots and roads often generate runoff pollution. This pollution may contain oils and chemicals from automobiles, deicing agents, fertilizer runoff from adjacent grassy areas, and sediments. Depending on the flow path, the runoff may impact groundwater. Minimize this potential threat by reducing the amount of pollutants deposited on your property and where possible redirecting stormwater so it soaks into the ground rather than rushing over pavement and transporting pollutants.
· Agricultural fertilizers and chemicals pose a threat to groundwater. Protect groundwater by ensuring that all containers and equipment are in good condition and immediately report all spills to Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151. You may also want to consider precision guidance systems and other Best Management Practices which will reduce your chemical needs. Your local Soil and Water Conservation District is available to discuss more specific practices: 260-463-3166.
· All staff need to be aware of emergency procedures concerning the facility’s underground storage tanks and the threat a leak poses to water quality. Remember that all spills and leaks should immediately be reported to Here: Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151
· Oils, fuels, and other chemicals used in the maintenance and repair of automobiles should be stored and used in a manner that minimizes spills. Consider using secondary containment, such as double walled barrels and spill berms, for large containers. Spills should immediately be reported to Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151. Also take care that discarded tires are not stored in an area where they may accidently ignite. The runoff from burned tires can negatively impact groundwater.
· Detergents and solvents such as perchloroethylene used in the cleaning process should be stored and used in a manner that minimizes spills. Consider using secondary containment, such as double walled barrels and spill berms, for large containers. Also check your equipment and pipes for leaks which may introduce perc to the environment. Spills should be immediately reported to Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151. More information about how the garment and textile care industry can protect the environment may be found at http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/garment/index.htm
A copy of Wolcottvilles WHPP can be viewed at 104 Race Street.Wolcottville Ind.. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact Town of Wolcottville 260-854-3151
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