Water Could Have Been Tainted for Several Years in Wicomico County

Nov 9, 2012

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The Maryland Department of the Environment Wicomico County residents at a meeting last night that some groundwater has probably been contaminated with an industrial solvent for several years.

At Parkside High School they said they did not know where who contaminated the Morris Mill and Colbourne Woods subdivision or sections of Anthony Lane with trichloroethene.

Art O’Connell with the Maryland Department of the Environment said that the contamination appeared to be concentrated within a group of houses.

But, he said that as testing continued the pattern and source became harder to determine.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Wicomico County Health Department has tested 113 wells 46 of which have passed the threshold for serious contamination.