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Brooks Road and Laketon Avenue (Muskegon, Muskegon County)

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EGLE site lead

Peter Van Heest, or 616-439-8019.


Historical detections of PFAS in the drinking water supply at the Egelcraft Mobile Home Park (Egelcraft), in Muskegon County, indicated that a source of PFAS contamination exists in the area. These past results included detections above the current standard; however, PFAS concentrations in subsequent samples collected from Egelcraft have been below the current standard. EGLE will be conducting sampling of residential drinking water wells for PFAS near Egelcraft. The sampling of drinking water wells shown in the areas indicated on the map is intended to determine if more wells in the area might be impacted by the contamination that has been detected in the area. Sampling of residential drinking water wells will take place in late-July 2021 and is ongoing.

Based upon well-head protection zones and topography, groundwater flow direction in this area is expected to be generally to the southwest toward Black Creek.

Content updated March 2024.

Site map

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Drinking water

Municipal water is not available in this area. Homes in the area are on residential drinking water wells that are generally shallow and in sandy soils.

Anticipated activities

The EGLE drinking water well sample area is indicated by the bright-blue line in the map above. The sampling in this area is ongoing. If you believe that you might live within this sample area and you have not yet arranged for sampling of your drinking well water with EGLE. Please contact the EGLE Site Lead, Peter Van Heest, at (616)-439-8019 or

Historical timeline

    • MDDHS conducted resampling of wells previously sampled by EGLE in January 2022 and again in April 2023.
    • EGLE conducted a limited environmental groundwater investigation in late-2022 which identified PFOS in a groundwater sample at a concentration of 17 ppt (compared to 16 ppt) in a sample collected near Carr Road, outside of the former drinking water well sample area.
      Based upon the results of the limited groundwater investigation, EGLE expanded the drinking water well sample area significantly in the spring of 2023 to include approximately 224 additional homes and businesses primarily in the Carr Road, South Parkway Road, South Bolen Road, and South Forest Drive neighborhood.
    • In Spring 2023, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) conducted additional drinking water well sampling for homes previously sampled as part of this area of interest. The purpose of the resampling was to determine whether PFAS levels are fluctuating over time and whether the current health-protective measures in place are still warranted. Please contact MDHHS toxicologist, Lisa Fischer at or (517) 331-2523 for questions regarding the MDHHS resampling program.

    Sampling Results Summary

    Type of Sample

    Date Sampled (or Range)

    Numberof Sample Results Received

    Number of Samples above Criteria

    Groundwater Monitoring Wells

    July 27, 2021 - February 27, 2024 130 30

    *Residential well and groundwater monitoring well results are compared to EGLE Part 201 criteria for 7 PFAS compounds: PFOS (16 ppt), PFOA (8 ppt), PFNA (6 ppt), PFHxS (51 ppt), PFHxA (400,000 ppt), PFBS (420 ppt), and HFPO-DA (370 ppt).

    Sampling Notes

    • The residential well sampling was started in late-July 2021 based upon data from the public water supply testing results at Egelcraft Mobile Home Park. MDDHS conducted resampling of wells previously sampled by EGLE in January 2022 and April 2023.
    • In the summer of 2021, EGLE requested permission from 56 homeowners on Laketon Avenue, Brooks Road, and Evanston Avenue to collect samples of their drinking well water for PFAS analysis. EGLE’s contractor collected drinking water well samples from the 24 homes where the owners agreed to sampling in July and August 2021.
    • Public Health Muskegon County and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are offering point-of-use filters to PFAS-impacted homes that have been sampled as part of this investigation.
    • Based upon the three drinking water well samples that exceeded Criteria in the initial sample area, EGLE expanded the sample area in early-September 2021 to include 18 additional homes. 
    • On July 19, 2021, MPART hosted a virtual town hall to inform the community of the PFAS investigation in this area.
      • Correction notation - Please note that several responses during the Q & A portion of the town hall were determined to be incorrect. Egelcraft Mobile Home Park is serviced by four source wells running to a single treatment plant. All four wells are still being used, with pumping rates adjusted as needed for the supply.
    • In October 2021, EGLE expanded the drinking water well sample area farther to the east, down Laketon Avenue, to include 9 additional homes. This expansion was based on a detection of PFAS above Criteria in a drinking water well near the previous sample area boundary.