National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Week 1: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Week 3: Practice and Build Out Your Plans

Indoor Air Sampling Program

Beginning September 9, some residents and businesses in Sunset will begin receiving certified letters from the Air Force regarding its indoor air sampling program. This is a continuation of the program that has been testing the air inside homes for more than 10 years.

The purpose of the mailing is to encourage residents and businesses to allow the Air Force to test the air inside their home or buildings to determine if chemicals vapors coming from groundwater contaminated by Hill AFB are entering the home or business. While the program remains essentially the same, the method of notification has changed. Certified letters are now being used to ensure the information is delivered and received by the residents or businesses.

The Air Force's ultimate goal is to test the air in every home and business where vapor intrusion is likely to occur. While testing is not mandatory, it is recommended. Homes or businesses that test positive for vapors above the action levels will be offered an appropriate mitigation system to prevent vapors from entering the home. All testing and mitigation efforts are paid for the by them Air Force. Drinking water supplies are not affected by the groundwater contamination.