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 Southington, CT 06489


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Project Experience: Town of Southington

Client: Town of Southington

Location: Southington, Connecticut

Project: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment


  DES has performed over twenty-five commercial, residential, and vacant land Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for the Town of Southington. Recently DES was retained to perform three Phase I ESAs as part of the Town of Southington's open space preservation plan. The first was a vacant commercial zoned parcel of land aimed to create free municipal parking for Southington's downtown business district. The property previously was a small restaurant until a fire had destroyed the structure. The remains were removed and the parcel was back-filled with clean fill. DES's investigation determined there was no on-site or off-site environmental concern and the property was not an establishment.

  The second and third Phase I ESAs consisted of two parcels of land. An 83 acre parcel consisting of orchards and woodlands and an 84 acre parcel consisting of a mixed hardwood forest and woodlands, both proposed to be purchased and set aside as open space preservation. DES's investigation of these large parcels of open land required an in-depth inspection for possible on site dumping, waste and chemical storage, and other activities which may significantly impact the property. Since the parcels were so large DES had to physically comb the area, review local and state land records, observe aerial photos, and review files maintained by the CTDEP concerning the sites or surrounding properties for any information that may identify a concern to the subject site. DES also identified the geologic and water quality conditions, soil types, and site drainage information for the two parcels.

  The reports issued to the Town of Southington for each parcel of land included a description of the site history and location, and figures which show site features relating to potential contaminant sources, if any. DES concluded that both parcels of land were not establishments under the Connecticut Transfer Act and there were no on-site or off-site environmental concerns.