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Treatment for 1,2,3-trichloropropane at District Well #18

The District implemented a capital project to install treatment for the removal of 1,2,3-trichloropropane (“TCP”) at District Well #18.  TCP was an unnecessary impurity in soil fumigants and fertilizers used in the area from the 1950’s through 80’s, and is considered a potential cancer-causing contaminant found in groundwater.  TCP is currently strictly regulated in drinking water by the State Water Resources Control Board, however at the time of the installation of this treatment system at Well #18, Lamont Public Utility District was taking a pro-active approach to removing TCP by installing a Granular Activated Carbon ("GAC") filtering system.  No requirement, by the State, was in place at the time of construction of the treatment system at Well #18.   This completed project now removes TCP from the groundwater at Well #18 to non-detect levels.  This project was completed in January, 2016.