Chlorine Discharged at Purcellville Wastewater Plant

Town Public Works staff has been busy dealing with an inadvertent discharge of chlorine into the effluent at the Basham Simms Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The spill occurred during a routine cleaning of the membrane filters and subsequently was discharged into a local stream. There was no threat to the public from the chlorine, according to the department.          Corrective action has taken place after coordination with the state Department of Environmental Quality and the Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office.

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