UPDATE (WREX) — The City of Loves Park's Water Department says about 3,800 residents were impacted after a well is shut down Wednesday.
The EPA says it notified the Loves Park Community Water Supply of groundwater contaminiation. The agency says it found dioxane in what it calls Well #1 in Loves Park.
The city says the risk of exposure was low based on the low level of dioxane detected. However, the well was shut off as a precaution.
The area where residents are impacted goes from Alpine Road to the Rock River and south of the city to Harlem Road. Those residents do have water now.
LOVES PARK (WREX) — The Environmental Protection Agency says some water sources in Loves Park are contaminated.
The EPA says it notified the Loves Park Community Water Supply of groundwater contamination.
The agency says it found dioxane in what it calls Well #1 in Loves Park.
The well was shut down yesterday, and the city is working to notify impacted residents.
13 WREX is working to get more information on this and on how many people are impacted.