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Emergency Crews Search for Possible Ammonia Leak at Water Treatment Plant

By Potomac Local News December 5, 2013 10:19 pm

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The water treatment facility at Abel Lake went back into operation at midnight, stated Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Asst. Chief Mark Doyle.

County officials did not say if a leak was found at the facility.

10:20 p.m. 

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – Crews tonight were called to the Abel Lake Water Treatment Facility where the possible leak was reported by an employee of the facility. The treatment center has been locked down and any leak that might be inside is contained the building, stated Stafford Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Asst. Chief Mark Doyle.

Officials said there is no impact to the quality of water or water service in the area due to this incident.

The facility sits along Abel Lake which serves as one of two reservoirs for Stafford County. The 185-acre lake is narrow and is surrounded by homes.

Smith Lake in North Stafford is the second source of the county’s drinking water.