Iowa City must monitor 'legacy' groundwater pollution at Chauncey Swan Park

Source:, September 2, 2019
By: Thomas Friestad

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has required Iowa City officials to install monitoring wells to determine the extent of “legacy” groundwater contaminants dating back decades at Chauncey Swan Park.

Multiple volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, turned up in underground samples taken from the park, some in concentrations higher than permitted under Iowa law, during environmental assessments done as part of planning for the nearby Chauncey high-rise development, at 100 S. Gilbert St. Read more.

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