Letter: Sam Brown, Purcellville

Editor: In your article, ‘Flushable’ Wipes Blamed in Purcellville Sewer Spill, the town described the incident as “a small amount of the liquid … spilled into the adjacent creek.” I believe this is an error.

I was the individual who discovered the spill when I noticed the creek flowing through my property next to the Purcellville’s East End Pumping Station had turned a cloudy blue color. The spot on the creek where I noticed the blue cloudiness was about 200 yards downstream from the pumping station. At that distance with the large amount of blueness in the water could not have been caused by a little bit of sewage escaping from a manhole next to the pumping station, but was in fact a great amount entering the creek.

Sam Brown, Purcellville


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