Chemical Plume Arriving in Evansville Late Sunday Night

The chemical that was spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia earlier in the month will be flowing through the Tri-State sooner than expected.

The chemical that was spilled into the Elk River earlier in the month will be flowing through the Tri-State sooner than expected. 

Allen Mounts, director of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility, said it will arrive around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. However, it may take a few hours to detect the chemical because the highest concentration of it is in the middle of the plume.

Mounts said he’s not too concerned because the chemical is so diluted, but the city will still use activated carbon as a treatment. The Louisville Water Company used the same treatment.

If anyone is concerned, Mounts suggested buying bottled water. But, he said he will be drinking the water and it will be safe. 

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