Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tainted water found in nine Henrico Virginia homes

January 24, 2009 - Residents of nine houses in a western Henrico County cul-de-sac have been told not to drink their tap water, likely through the weekend, after a petroleum smell was detected in the water.

The source of the contamination has not been pinpointed, Mawyer said. But the county is looking at the possibility that kerosene or diesel got into the water line when the county was doing work in the area this week or that someone such as a private irrigation contractor made an improper connection to the line.

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