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Spill update 9/30/15

With the all the rain the area is receiving and more projected to come, the ICPRB modelĀ  indicates that the plume will reach Shepherdstown Saturday Oct 3, 10:01 AM; Duration 116 hours: Peak conc. 0.1 ppm at 34 hr. after arrival. The Shepherdstown Water Dept. will be shutting down the Potomac River Intake Thursday, Oct. 1 and will be restarting Friday, Oct. 9. While The Potomac River intake is down, we will be pumping from our emergency secondary water sou...rce, which has been tested for all primary contaminates and the water meets the standards. Sampling will be done Oct. 7th and 8th to make sure the contamination is completely passed before we restart The Potomac River intake. The Water Dept. would like to assure our customers that the water is safe now and will continue to be safe while the intake is shutdown. Any questions or concerns, please contact Shepherdstown Water Dept. at 304-876-2394. Updates will be provided as received.