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Water Plant Emergency Quickly Contained

August 25, 2022 BUCKHANNON, WV: Earlier today there was a chemical leak at our water treatment plant located on Wood Street in South Buckhannon. Buckhannon Fire & Police Departments, the Upshur County EMS, and the Upshur County DHSEM (Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management) were all quickly on scene.

As a precaution, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for all residents within a one block radius of the plant, which has since been lifted

For our customers: our drinking water IS safe to drink, there are NO anticipated interruptions to service , and you DO NOT need to conserve water. Most importantly, no injuries were reported. Thank you to our experienced employees, the many first responders involved, and to all those who were affected for your patience.

Earlier today at the Buckhannon Water Plant – Photo by Robbie Skinner, City of Buckhannon