In Hinkley, PG&E understands the concerns that some local residents have regarding their drinking water. That’s why PG&E supplies bottled drinking water to any resident who lives within one mile of the boundary of the chromium-6 plume.
That’s also why PG&E has been testing whole-house water treatment systems for the past few months. These systems would treat water before it enters a household. Three systems are being tested using water from a well at the former Gorman property.
- An ion-exchange system
- A reverse osmosis system
- A system that combines reverse osmosis and ion exchange.
Preliminary results of these tests are expected to be available soon. In this Currents video, PG&E engineer Bob Doss talks about the three systems.