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The water is not part of the potable (drinkable) water supply.
The nearest drinking water wells are over 1 mile to the southeast and are screened at a much deeper (more than 1,000 feet below ground surface) level. These are City of Phoenix wells that are regularly tested for safe drinking water parameters.
Additional test wells downgradient of the landfill were installed on the City of Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from 2010 through 2012; these include MW-4 through MW-7. Additionally, there is one test well (MW-8) located on Bureau of Land Management property, to the north of the Dove Valley Ranch Golf Course.
Physical components of the on-site extraction remedy consist principally of a new pump and treat (P&T) system located in the southern portion of the property. This includes a groundwater extraction well, piping, groundwater treatment equipment, and an injection well (located either on-site or off-site) to recharge clean, treated water back into the aquifer. There will also be one new off-site monitoring well to test for any impacted groundwater that may not be contained by the P&T system and a soil vapor extraction system located in the northern portion of the site. The SVE system includes multiple vapor extraction wells and air treatment equipment. This cleanup operation is expected to last 30 years.