CHESTERFIELD UTILITIES RESUMES NORMAL OPERATIONS OF ITS WATER SYSTEM

On April 30, the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities physically isolated its supply of drinking water from the city of Richmond as a precautionary measure in response to the train derailment and oil spill into the James River at Lynchburg. Since that time, Chesterfield County utility customers have been receiving their drinking water from the water sources at Swift Creek Reservoir and Lake Chesdin.

To date, all tests performed by the city in the James River source water have shown no presence of contamination. Based on these consistent test reports over the last week, and with concurrence by officials in the state Health Department, Office of Drinking Water, Chesterfield County has resumed normal operations of its water system and is now receiving water from the city of Richmond, Swift Creek Reservoir and Lake Chesdin.

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