Environmental Protection: All clear -- Lift the water advisory

By Public Affairs Staff    06 August 2019

Water quality is confirmed today. Pa. Dept of Environmental Protection gave the 'all clear' to lift the water advisory at Carlisle Barracks.

The Dept of Environmental Protection has issued a final report on the water testing at Carlisle Barracks. “Based on these results, DEP sees no reason to continue the drinking water advisory at the Carlisle Barracks.

“The advisory may be lifted,” according to Lynne L. Scheetz, Environmental Group Manager, DEP Southcentral Regional Office.

The command group accepts the DEP analysis and recommendation to lift the water advisory.

There is no combustible gas, as originally indicated by the ion monitor.

The water at Carlisle Barracks was completely tested and determined to be safe for all use, and free of the contaminants that might have been indicated by the ion monitor. Hundreds of samples were included from across the entire installation, far exceeding the annual testing.

Carlisle Barracks will turn its attention to the combustible gas indicators, used by the first responders. These indicators are engineered to alert in the presence of any of agiven set of ions, and the post will further investigate these field detectors.

“I have great confidence in our first responders’ skill and abilities,” said Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Courtney Short. “They did everything they should to take the proper precautions to safeguard our community.”

“I want to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility,” said Maj Gen. John Kem, commandant of the U.S. Army War College.