Illinois EPA investigation beginning in 1991 identified Area 4 as one of four major sources of private well contamination in southeast Rockford. It is located at the corner of Marshall and Alton streets in southeast Rockford. Investigations showed that sources of contamination in Area 4 appear to be from spillage and disposal of waste oils and industrial solvents. The site was placed on the federal Superfund in 1989.
Is my water safe to drink?
Area 4 residents who are using Rockford Public Water supply do not have to worry about the safety of their drinking water. The Rockford water supply is regularly tested for possible contaminants. Water that violates U.S. EPA drinking water standards is not distributed to the public.
From the Oct. 5-11, 2005, issue