Although the railroad site is geographically close to the Town's well field on Glen Avenue, the railroad and the well field are in different zones. Furthermore, the aquifer from which we draw our water runs from the well field area towards the railroad, so even if a spill were to reach the ground, it would not flow to the area where the Town draws water.
Protecting our water sources for the municipality is a major concern for all of us. The location of the rail yard is outside of zone 1 and 2 of the wellhead protection area, but the owner has complied with regulations to protect the groundwater from any potential mishap by placing a barrier under the tracks at the rail yard. The owner has also planned and has begun construction of a detention pond as an even greater means of protection, although he is not required to do so.