Danville Water Safe to Drink

Danville Utilities receive test results today that continue to show Danville's water is safe to drink.

The results are from raw water samples collected from the Dan River on Tuesday by Danville Utilities.

Those samples were sent to a Virginia certified private lab, which tested the samples for the presence of heavy metals.

The lab found no detectable level of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, nickel, silver or selenium.

Low levels below public health standards for drinking water were found. Those include boron, calcium, copper, magnesium, sodium and zinc.

Danville Utilities also collected samples of water entering the distribution system following treatment. Those samples were also sent to a Virginia certified private lab.  Results will be available to the public once they are received.

Duke Energy also continues to collect raw water and relater water samples in Danville.  Those tests confirm the water entering the city's distribution system following treatment meets drinking water standards.

A break Sunday afternoon in a storm water pipe caused a release of ash basin water and ash into the Dan River.

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