BATAVIA, OH (Feb. 14, 2023) — Clermont County Water Resources Department is aware of the train derailment in East Palestine, OH (located on the border of Ohio and Pennsylvania) and is monitoring the situation. ORSANCO continues to monitor water quality in the Ohio River and provide updates on the contaminate plume’s concentration and its location as it progresses downriver.
Clermont County has three treatment plants, one of which is located in the southwestern portion of the County where it draws water from the Ohio River Valley Aquifer. This is a groundwater plant and does not draw water from the Ohio River.
In an abundance of caution, if the contaminate plume still has concentrations at dangerous levels when it is passing by the area where our wellfield is located, Clermont County Water Resources may temporarily cease the operation of wells nearest the Ohio River bank until it is determined that the contaminate plume has passed.