DELAND, Fla. - State officials have completed a year-long investigation into contaminated wells at the Country Club Estates community in DeLand. Wells in the area tested positive for dieldrin, a toxic pesticide.
More than a year
"All of the residents were nervous and scared because they learned they'd been drinking and bathing and cooking in water that had been poison [for] maybe 10, 20 years," said Ziebarth.
State officials tested nearly 300 wells.
Officials said they identified three potential sources: a former pest control company, use of dieldrin on home lawns and
For the 116 residents whose wells are contaminated, most were given filtration systems.
For nearby residents whose wells tested below
"It's known that they're poisoned. They're right next to houses that are tested as red
The state will present the results of its investigation at a meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting will at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.