Sunoco Extending Public Water to Homes Affected by ME2 Drilling

MDN previously reported about problems experienced last week in Chester County, PA (suburb of Philadelphia) with underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) by Sunoco Logistics Partners for its Mariner East 2 Pipeline project (see ME2 Pipe Work in Chester County Creates Water Well Issue for Some). Sunoco is accepting the blame for fouling a dozen private water wells in West Whiteland Township with drilling mud. The short-term fix was to provide hotel rooms from some of the families most affected–and to provide bottled water for all of them. Sunoco isn’t wasting any time with a long-term fix. The long-term fix is going to cost plenty. Sunoco is working on a deal to extend a municipal water pipeline to some 30 homes in the area. The devil is, of course, in the details. Timing for the water main extension, along with whether or not Sunoco will be on the hook for the long term to help pay for the water service are being worked out now…

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