Meeting set on Newton groundwater cleanup


MANITOWOC – November 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Town of Newton residents interested in the investigation and cleanup of groundwater contamination just southwest of the city of Manitowoc are invited to attend an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5.

The meeting – at the Newton Town Hall, 6532 Carstens Lake Road – will focus on offering the residents within the investigated areas of concern an update on work completed by the city in 2015. The contaminant source is the gravel pit at 3130 Hecker Road.

The open house will be hosted and staffed by officials from the city of Manitowoc and the city’s environmental consultant. County and state health officials will be on hand as well as staff from the Department of Natural Resources with expertise on drinking water and on the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater.

During the past year, groundwater sampling has continued as officials monitor impacts to the public’s water supply and evaluate options for groundwater cleanup. The city has continued to provide a clean source of water to affected property owners through private well replacements or water main hookups.

This meeting is primarily intended for residents within the area of concern – east, southeast and northeast of the gravel pit, primarily along Hecker Road, County Highway CR, Thunder Ridge Road and Viebahn Street.

Contact(s): Kathleen McDaniel, Manitowoc city attorney, 920-686-6990; Tauren Beggs, DNR hydrogeologist, 920-662-5178; Ed Culhane, DNR communications, 715-781-1683

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