"What to Know About Philly's Tap Water After Chemical Spill"

"More than 8,000 gallons of a latex chemical solution spilled into the Delaware River on Friday. So far, officials have said tap water remains safe to drink."

"Residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are currently grappling with uncertainty and anxiety surrounding their tap water. On Friday night, more than 8,000 gallons of hazardous chemicals spilled into Otter Creek (also known as Mill Creek), which flows into the Delaware River, the largest source of drinking water for the city.

Based on testing, Philadelphia’s tap water remains safe to drink through at least Tuesday afternoon, according to local officials.

“The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is confident that tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 28, 2023.) This assurance is due to the treatment and continuous testing of water that is currently available to residents,” the city noted in its latest update at 5 p.m. ET on Monday."

Lauren Leffer reports for Earther March 29, 2023.


Source: Earther, 03/28/2023