The Air Force has begun its annual outreach to homes and businesses in the city that are near areas of groundwater contamination from Hill Air Force Base. Those affected should have received a mailing and are being offered free indoor air sampling to determine if potentially harmful vapors from the groundwater could be entering homes or workplaces. Sampling began in October and will go through March of 2021. 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 city drinking water has not been affected by the contamination.
If you did not receive a letter, your home or business is not within an area of concern. Those receiving the mailing are encouraged to request indoor air sampling. Information about the program, including COVID precautions that will be taken during sampling and maps showing the areas eligible for sampling, is available at www.hill.af.mil/IAP.
Air Force Offers Free Indoor Air Testing
The Air Force is offering free indoor air testing to residents and businesses that are over areas of groundwater contamination from Hill Air Force Base.
Potentially harmful chemical vapors from the groundwater could be entering homes or workplaces. Having a test done is the only way to ensure your indoor air is safe.
A letter with details about the testing was mailed to affected areas in October.
If you received a letter, testing is needed. If your home has been tested previously and you received the letter mailing, additional testing is needed. If you did not receive a letter, your home or business does not require testing and is not in the affected area.
All testing is free and requires placement of a pencil-size device in the home for 26 days. Any mitigation to stop vapors from entering homes or other buildings, if needed, will also be free. Testing will run from October 2020 to March 2021.
For more information, including COVID precautions that will be taken during sampling and maps showing areas eligible for testing, go to: www.hill.af.mil/IAP or call 801-775-3651/3652.