Caddo Parish residents are still living in hotels because of the high levels of methane in their water wells caused by a drilling blow out.
Investigation continues into well site
“Interest in the voluntary program has increased since the south Caddo Parish water issues surfaced, Hanson said. The first round of sampling will start in two weeks.
The “head space” above the water in each well will be checked first for the presence of methane. If any significant concentrations are measured then water samples will be taken for a full EPA series of tests for VOCs.
Overall, water samples will be used to chart the presence of 26 components, including arsenic, boron, cadmium, calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, lead, magnesium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, potassium, phosphates, phosphorus, rubidium, sulfate, silicon, sodium, strontium, zinc as well as pH.
“This will give us a good feel for water quality,” Hanson said. “I think we will be able to identify anything unusual in the water.”