Sunoco offers affected well owners along pipeline $60K; petition seeks to halt construction
Sunoco Pipeline LP has offered $60,000 each to at least 14 households in Chester County whose water wells were impaired this month by the company’s construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, according to two people involved in the negotiations.
The $60,000 would pay for each household’s water bills for years to come after it is connected to Aqua Pennsylvania’s public water system.
Earlier this month, 14 households near Township Line Road in West Whiteland and Uwchlan Townships complained that the water from their private wells was interrupted or had become cloudy. Sunoco subsequently suspended drilling in that area. At issue is water that is released in the process of constructing the pipeline. Sunoco says it uses a mix of water and naturally occurring, nontoxic bentonite clay.
Jeffrey Shields, a Sunoco spokesman, said Thursday that the company will not comment on private negotiations.
The offer, made to the homeowners Wednesday night, was […]