Artesian Resources Corporation

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The Hockessin Ground Water aquifer is now one of six Superfund sites that were announced by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Hockessin’s problems stem from dry cleaning pollutants known as PCE’s that have been found in the aquifer.

It covers a 32 acre area that runs through the Hockessin business district.

Residents with a well within a half-mile of the contamination and who do not have a water treatment system are urged to contact DNREC.

But regulators stress that the drinking water from the Artesian Resources Corporation has been filtered and is safe.

Don Rush

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to put central Hockessin on its Superfund list after a toxic chemical plume was found under the streets of the city.

The plume is believed to be the likely source for the pollutant PCE found in the wells that supply drinking water for the area.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that state regulators stress that the water provided by the Artesian Resources Corporation is safe but they do not have the funds to rid the underground aquifer of the pollutant.