Superfund Site:

TUTU WELLFIELD
TUTU, VI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cecilia Echols
(212) 637-3678

Remedial Project Manager
Caroline Kwan
(212) 637-4275

Site Location

Street Address:
TUTU AREA ANNA'S RETREAT, TUTU, VI 00801

Background

The Tutu Wellfield site is located in east-central St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The site consists of a plume of contaminated groundwater covering an area about 108 acres in size. Contamination was first detected when a strong petroleum odor from the Tillet Well, a public water supply well for the area, was reported. An investigation indicated that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were contaminating several public, institutional, commercial and private wells. Water from some of these wells was transported to other parts of the island. Many contaminated wells, including the Tillet Well, were shut down. After immediate actions to ...
Continue reading background »