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Jones Road Groundwater Plume

Specific information on Jones Road Groundwater Plume in Houston, Harris County.

As of March 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is the lead agency for the Jones Road Groundwater Plume site.

EPA Notification to Plug and Abandon Water Wells

Site Description

The Jones Road site is a groundwater plume contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (PCE) from the former Bell Dry Cleaners at 11600 Jones Road and other potential sources. PCE is a manufactured chemical that is widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics. In January 2003, the plume was documented to extend from the southern end of Echo Spring Lane to Tower Oaks Boulevard and from Timber Hollow to the eastern side of Jones Road. (Read the full site description).

Recent Site Actions

  • August 2010, Feasibility Study Report errata for Figure 3 and Figure 16. The northeast boundary for the Area of Institutional Controls (shown in green) has been moved slightly to the west of the Waterline Service boundary (shown in black).
  • May 2010, EPA Announces Proposed Plan. The Proposed Plan Public Meeting is scheduled on June 3, 2010.
  • March 2010, following the completion of the Feasibility Study, the lead agency responsibilities have transfered from the TCEQ to the EPA. Information from the EPA about the Jones Road Groundwater Plume federal Superfund site can be found on the EPA web site.
  • February 2010, Feasibility Study has been completed. The report is broken up into four parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4).
  • February 2009, the first post-water line groundwater monitoring event was conducted. Samples were collected from 10 deep monitor wells and two water wells.
  • (Chronology of Actions)

Remedial Investigation Documentation

Quarterly Sampling Results

TCEQ is not endorsing any company that is selling products associated with the testing of water wells, installation of water filters, or any other products that might be associated with this site.

Water Wells and Sampling Information

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