Superfund Site Profile
The Piper Aircraft Corp./Vero Beach Water & Sewer Department site is located in Vero Beach, Florida. It includes the area where Piper Aircraft began manufacturing airplanes and storing chemicals used in the manufacturing process in 1975. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from facility operations.
EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Piper Aircraft, the site’s PRP, have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects residences and businesses near the site to the public water supply. By treating and monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.