Installation of APEC 1 Conductor Pipe Well Complete

Installation of conductor pipe on the APEC 1 well in Wheatley was completed Monday.

Along with the installation of the 13” pipe, work crews have also removed the former casing from the approximately 100-foot deep well in the municipal parking lot. That casing, estimated at between 75 and 100 years old was heavily corroded

Once further monitoring is completed, workers will begin plugging the well, possibly by the end of this week.

There has been no gas emission at the site since July 6.

If at any time residents detect the smell of gas at any time, they are asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

For more information contact:

Don Shropshire

Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624