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Prescott Valley To Test It’s Water Wells After Prescott’s Wells Tested Positive For Dangerous Man-Made Chemicals Friday

The Town of Prescott Valley will be testing all its water production wells after the City of Prescott announced Friday that it had shut down two of three wells near the airport because of positive tests for dangerous man-made chemicals. The third well tested negative. The Town of Prescott Valley water system is not physically connected to the City of Prescott Water system, but the two communities share the same groundwater resources. The chemicals are referred collectively as PFAS, and are not currently regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, but are harmful to human health in high enough concentrations. Prescott Valley is part of an EPA monitoring program. They tested all its Upper System wells for the chemicals in 2014-2015, and three wells in its lower system in 2018, with negative results. Prescott Valley water, which is tested annually, meets all safe drinking water standards required by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Results of the Town’s testing should be complete by the end of July and additional information will be provided at that time.