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Landfill Groundwater Sampling


Landfill #: 1



The site of Landfill #1 is located approximately 800 feet to the west of Curiosity Creek (Figure 1-5). The groundwater beneath the site likely flows towards the creek and the Hillsborough River located approximately one mile to the southeast. The City of Tampa supplies water to the residences along West Juneau and North Saulray Streets, and along North Albany Avenue.

The potential well sites identified from the City of Tampa Water Department’s account list are upgradient or cross-gradient of the site (Figure 1-6). A well and pressure tank was identified on a vacant lot located approximately 600 feet down gradient from the landfill, but the owner of this lot is not known. The water well located at 2133 West Bird Street is the closest identified well. A sample of the water from this well was collected on July 2, 1998.

Bis(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate, Copper, Nitrite, and Zinc were detected (Tables 1 and 2) in concentrations above the Method Detection Limit (MDL), but not above the Florida Maximum Concentration Limit (MCL) as established in 62-550.310 and 62-550.320, F.A.C. Bis(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate may be a relic of sampling using rubber gloves. The presence of copper and zinc is common in well water, and is not thought to be related to the landfill.