Chesterfield water supply unaffected by Lynchburg train derailment

Chesterfield County officials have announced that its drinking water supplies and service to its customers will be unaffected after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg today, spilling oil into the James River, the city of Richmond’s primary water supply.

Chesterfield County has physically isolated its supply of drinking water from Richmond, and will  provide water service to county residents from its two other water sources, Swift Creek Reservoir and Lake Chesdin. Officials do not expect that residents will experience any apparent changes in their water service due to this incident.