the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Northjersey.com has reported that .,”Ridgewood Water says its water supply is safe after catching a contractor dumping contaminated soil on its Wyckoff property.”
Northjersey goes to state in the article that , “A utility employee saw a local contractor on Aug. 20 dumping between four and six loads of soil at the Ames wellfield. According to a statement by Ridgewood Water, the Wyckoff Police Department was immediately notified and is investigating. At the same time, the Ames well was shut down as a precaution.” Interesting when the Ridgewood blog checked the Wyckoff Police blotter , there was no mention of the incident on that or any other date and when we went to the Ridgewood Water website it was off line on September 27th in the evening .We do know how that feels but it seemed an odd coincidence .
This comes just days after Ridgewood Water announced that it is hosting a series of Community Open Houses in Wyckoff, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Glen Rock to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about Ridgewood Water’s regular maintenance, system upgrades, and compliance with new and evolving regulations for drinking water, including Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). PFAS are man-made chemicals that are found to be widespread and extremely persistent in the environment.
Glen Rock, Wyckoff and Midland Park have even recently petitioned state lawmakers to create a Municipal Utilities Authority to set water rates.
A Public Water Forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgewood, NJ will be held on October 17, 2018. The featured speaker is Debbie Mans , Deputy Commissioner for the NJDEP.
The property contains four water supply wells and a treatment system. It is being reported that Ridgewood Water received test results that indicated the illegally dumped soil was contaminated. Environmental consultant WSP USA was hired to clean up the site. The firm collected three soil samples and tested for more than 180 different contaminants representing semi-volatile compounds, pesticides and metals.Ridgewood Water is owned and operated by Ridgewood. Ridgewood Water serves 62,000 customers in the village, Midland Park, Wyckoff and Glen Rock.