Beverley and Woodville South
Since 2015, the EPA has been assessing groundwater and soil vapour in Beverley for historically used chemicals including trichloroethene (TCE). Beverley has a manufacturing history and some past chemical handling practices have contaminated the groundwater in this assessment area.
The EPA reminds residents that groundwater (bore water) in this area is contaminated and should not be used for any purpose. Contaminated groundwater generally does not contaminate the soil above it, unless it is a source site. Soil, rainwater, and mains water are not affected. Home-grown vegetables are safe to consume, provided you are not watering them with bore water.