The Miami Valley base has six drinking water wells in Area A that serve 16,500 people, according to Wright-Patterson spokeswoman Marie Vanover.
The base has four additional drinking wells in Area B. Wright-Patterson has an estimated 27,000 employees.
The Ohio EPA has had concerns a groundwater contamination plume could reach seven city of Dayton water production wells at Huffman Dam near the military installation.
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The Huffman Dam wells, shut down in April as a precaution, remain closed, according to Michele D. Simmons, a city water department environmental manager.
In June, the city tested groundwater monitoring wells on the site which showed contamination levels were below the EPA threshold of 70 parts per trillion, she said in an email Thursday.
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