Hill Air Force Base has begun contacting homes and businesses near areas of groundwater contamination coming from the base to notify them that potentially harmful chemical vapors from the groundwater could be entering their homes or workplaces. Those in the affected areas will receive a certified letter from the Air Force explaining the issue and providing instructions on how to have the air inside the home or business tested. Tests will begin in October and go through March of 2020. If vapors are found above established action levels, the Air Force will take steps to prevent those vapors from entering the home or building. The drinking water has not been affected by the contamination.
The Air Force has been testing the air inside homes around Hill since 2003. As always, the testing is free, as are any future mitigation efforts. If you do not receive a certified letter, your home or business is not within an area of concern. Information about the program, including maps showing the areas eligible for sampling, is available at www.hill.af.mil/IAP.