Ground Water Frequently Asked Questions

EXPLAIN THE TESTS THE TOWNSHIP DOES FOR PFAS – IS IT A QUICK TEST OR DOES IT LOOK AT LEVELS OVER A MORE PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME?

ARE THE GRANULATED ACTIVATED CARBON FILTERS (GAC) A LONG-TERM SOLUTION?

WHAT IS CARBON?  HOW DOES IT WORK?

DO I NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT CHROME? 1,4 DIOXANE?

DO YOU INTEND TO BRING VERSLUIS WELL BACK ONLINE AFTER THE GAC IS INSTALLED?

REGARDING THE SEARCH FOR A NEW MUNICIPAL WELL FIELD, CAN YOU GIVE US A TIMELINE FOR A PLAN A, IF YOU FIND A NEW SOURCE, AND A TIMELINE FOR A PLAN B, IF THERE IS NO NEW SOURCE? WILL PLAN B PUT A PIPE OUT TO LAKE MICHIGAN, LIKE WYOMING, OR HOOK UP TO GRAND RAPIDS?

WE KNOW WE ARE INSTALLING THE FILTER – WHAT TYPES OF CONTAMINANTS WILL IT REMOVE? WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER CONTAMINANTS RUNNING THROUGH OUR WELLS? WILL THE FILTER REMOVE INDUSTRIAL WASTE? WILL THE FILTER COVER ALL THE CONTAMINANTS IN THE WATER SUPPLY?

HAS THE SWIMMING WATER IN VERSLUIS PARK BEEN TESTED?

WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY OF FISH DONE FROM THE VERSLUIS LAKE GRAND RIVER?

AS OF OCT. 2017, MDEQ HAD LAUNCHED A STUDY TO INVESTIGATE OTHER POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION SOURCES OF PLAINFIELD MUNICIPAL WATER OTHER THAN THE STATE DISPOSAL LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE. THIS STUDY INCLUDES INSTALLING MONITORING WELLS DUE SOUTH OF BOULDER CREEK. DOES THIS STUDY INCLUDE LOOKING FOR CONTAMINATION SOURCES TO THE WEST WELL FIELD AS WELL?  WHAT IS THE EXPECTED TIMELINE FOR RESULTS?

​CAN THE TOWNSHIP REQUEST THE EPA INVESTIGATE THE BOULDER CREEK (NORTHEAST GRAVEL) SITE LIKE THEY INVESTIGATED THE HOUSE STREET AND THE TANNERY SITES? THE EPA SEEMED TO UNCOVER A LOT MORE ISSUES THAN THE MDEQ DIRECTED TESTING DID AT THOSE SITES. MANY MORE CONTAMINANTS WERE IDENTIFIED BESIDES PFAS. WILL YOU JOIN US TO REQUEST MDEQ MONITOR NORTHEAST GRAVEL COMPANY (BOULDER CREEK) LANDFILL TO THE SAME EXTENT THEY MONITOR THE STATE DISPOSAL LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE? IS IT POSSIBLE TO RESURRECT NORTHEAST GRAVEL FROM ARCHIVED TO ACTIVE EPA SUPERFUND STATUS?

WHAT TESTING AND ANALYSIS WILL BE DONE BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A NEW WELL FIELD, AND WILL THIS INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS?

​DO YOU HAVE A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM AT THE TOWNSHIP HALL?

WHAT WAS THE TOWNSHIP'S INITIAL RESPONSE TO THE DISCOVERY OF PFAS IN ITS MUNICIPAL WATER?

WHAT DID YOU KNOW AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?

WHAT IS THE TOWNSHIP DOING TO RESPOND TO RESIDENT QUESTIONS?