The Carthage PCE Plume site is a tetrachloroethene (PCE) groundwater plume; the source is currently unknown. The department is working to discover the source and extent of the contamination. Please review the department's Carthage PCE Plume Site Sheet for more details about the site and Superfund investigation.
Although PCE has been detected in three of 12 wells that supply raw water to the Carthage Water & Electric Plant (CWEP) public water system, it is important to note that CWEP treats all raw water before distributing it to the public. Further, all samples of treated drinking water currently show the system is meeting all Safe Drinking Water Act standards.