IDEM Announces Indy Ground Water Contamination Investigation

Includes several historic neighborhoods

IDEM sent letters in mid-July notifiying thousands of residents -- including many HUNI Neighborhood -- that their area is being investigated for Ground Water Contamination. The site investigation area is bordered by 35th St. to the north, Holt Rd. to the west, Washington St. to the south, and Central Ave. to the east.

The letter explains "In 2013, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) received notice from Citizens Energy Group (Citizens) that low levels of contaminants had been detected in the “raw,” untreated ground water at certain wells located within its Riverside and White River well fields. Although low levels of contamination were detected in raw water samples from a small number of Citizens’ production wells, testing has confirmed that finished drinking water being delivered by Citizens to homes and businesses meets all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.

On August 17th IDEM hosted an information session on this issue. Click here for a link to the full letter. Click here to be linked to the IDEM site.