Southington Water Department Said ‘No Threat' to Supply Following Chemical Spill

The Southington Water Department said there is "no imminent threat" to its ground water supply following a 400-gallon chemical spill at a metals company. 

Last week, Southington fire officials said they are in the "final phases" of cleanup efforts for a 400-gallon chemical spill at a metals company last week.

Officials have been investigating since the accident, when hexavalent chromium discharged from the roof vents of the Light Metals Coloring company on Spring Street and said they have recovered all material that they can recover. 

On Friday, Southington Water said after DEEP's remediation process and sample results from the Quinnipiac River, the town will reactive two wells that were temporarily turned off after the spill. 

The water department said it will continue to perform weekly samples of the Quinnipiac River and the well sites for the next three months.

Sample results will be made available upon request. 

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