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220 and 222 South 2nd Street (Lincoln, Alcona County)

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Please contact the Site Lead for the most up-to-date status of this site.

EGLE site lead

Lisa Kruse, or 989-370-1424


The site, located at 220 and 222 South 2nd Street in Lincoln, is a vacant lot and was formerly a gas station.  The site is being assessed under a Brownfield Site Assessment (BSA) grant from the EPA so Alcona County can redevelop the property as a Veterans Affairs office. During the review of the BSA sampling plan, it was discovered that the Lincoln Fire and Rescue is directly northwest of the site. EGLE has limited information from Lincoln Fire and Rescue pertaining to the potential use, training, or storage of PFAS containing aqueous film forming foam (AFFF).

Because of proximity to the site, the limited information about AFFF, and the reliance of groundwater used for drinking water in the area, sampling of PFAS was requested by EGLE during the BSA grant work.  Three samples were collected, and two groundwater samples had results of 7.7 ppt and 12 ppt PFOA (compared to 8 ppt). Several other PFAS were detected, however were below criteria.

Based on past investigations at other sites, the groundwater flow direction is to the southwest towards Lincoln Lake. Lincoln Lake is 475 feet west of the site and Brownlee Lake is 0.25 miles northeast of the site.

Content posted July 2023

Site map

See an aerial view of the location of the site and Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

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Drinking water

There is currently no municipal water available in the area. Residents and businesses are on private drinking water wells.

Anticipated activities

In the summer 2023, EGLE will conduct private drinking water well sampling of 2 homes and 19 businesses along South Lake Street and Hawley Street between West Traverse Bay State Road and Friske Street.

Expanded drinking water well sampling will be dependent on the initial drinking water well sampling.