This 117-acre Wellhead Protection Area is the major drinking water source for many residents in the area, served by Tidewater.
Tidewater report of 2018, page 12, the Overall Susceptibility Ratings table shows Angola Pump District (where our homes are located) has high potential for contamination to source water from petroleum hydro carbons.
Page 3 explains:
The key part of a source water assessment is the determination of the likelihood that a particular public water supply system will capture contaminants at concentrations of concern. This analysis, termed susceptibility determination, combines the source water protection area delineation, the vulnerability determination for the wells, the contaminant source inventory, and the water quality information to yield a relative susceptibility for the public water system.
Each individual water source is rated for each of the eight contaminant categories on a scale ranging from no susceptibility, low, medium to high, having been documented as having exceeded drinking water standards. The table for each community system can be found directly under Water Quality results for that system.
According to this report, Angola Pump District serves the following communities, but it will also serve the communities that have been approved but not yet developed:
(* It is not certain whether all the above communities in Angola Pump District are served from the same well.)
What the public wants is not the assurance of water quality testing and notices after contamination is detected; the public wants no potential source of contamination even to be considered near their wells - unless it is absolutely necessary.