Superfund Site: FISCHER & PORTER CO.

Superfund Site Profile


The six-acre Fischer and Porter Company Superfund Site is an active commercial property in Warminster, Pennsylvania that was formerly owned by the Fischer & Porter Company (F&P) producer of flow meters and process control equipment.  In 1979, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), specifically trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE), were detected in local ground water.  This contamination was found in some public water supply wells of the Hatboro Borough and Warminster Heights Water Authorities.  Treatment systems to remove the contaminants were installed on the wells allowing them to continue in service, but the Warminster Heights wells were eventually taken out of operation for economic reasons. This area has no current drinking water wells and a local ordinance that prohibits the installation of new drinking water wells.