Samples Drawn from all City Wells
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has finished taking samples from all city-operated wells in Prescott. This comes after contaminents were found in two city wells near the Prescott Regional Airport. It should take six to eight weeks for results to come back. Mayor Phil Goode, City Manager Michael Lamar, and Public Works staff held an initial meeting with ADEQ Liaison Morgan O’Connor to discuss priorities and next steps. City staff will meet with the full ADEQ team again in early August. ADEQ is providing guidance as the City begins to plan for PFAS remediation.
Following the initial meeting with ADEQ, Mayor Goode said, “The quality and safety of our drinking water is of the utmost importance to me and our entire City leadership and staff. We will continue to work with the ADEQ and engineering firms to identify and implement a program to remove the chemicals from City water as quickly and effectively as possible.”