Town of Jackson Gas spill

Environment
1:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Project to Supply Town of Jackson with Municipal Water Begins

Ross Bishop’s farm uses well water. He’ll have the option of switching to municipal water from the Village of Jackson

In July 2012, a pipeline running through Washington County ruptured, allowing thousands of gallons of gasoline to seep into wells. Soon, residents will be able to connect to a nearby village system.

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Environment
5:14 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

DNR Expands Drinking Water Advisory in Jackson

More Town of Jackson residents are being told, not to drink their well water, because it's contaminated with benzene.

Last July, a gas pipeline ruptured, with the fuel seeping into the earth and groundwater. Ever since, the owner, West Shore Pipeline Company has taken water samples from both inside and outside the spill zone. The DNR then analyzes them and warns residents if theirs is tainted.

The agency has now expanded its Drinking Water Health Advisory west, to include:

-  homes in the Crosswind Farms subdivision

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