Friday, May 2, 2014

Lynchburg Train Derailment Did Not Impact City's Water Supply

Information Concerning City's Water Supply following train derailment

The city is continuing to provide safe drinking water from the James River.
We have also taken precautionary measures to ensure that our citizens remains safe.
Following the train derailment in Lynchburg, VA, oil absorption booms were placed at the opening of the Kanawha Canal and other locations (a total of five ) to protect the city's water supply.  Water testing thus far has not yielded any residual oil and we will continue to test our water supply on a daily basis.

As an added measure, we have also filled the Kanawha Canal up from the James River in the unlikely event that we may need to isolate the canal and draw water from an alternative source.

The City is confident that the measures that have been employed will ensure that our water supply remains safe.

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