Residents asked to preserve H2O after lethal crash, fuel spill

August 30, 2015 - Essential Water

Eyewitness News schooled Saturday it could be days before new H2O restrictions are carried in Union County.

A lethal pile-up on a Catawba River Bridge Friday caused fuel to trickle into a river.

Brian Stokes crossed a centerline in a Honda and strike a logging lorry conduct on. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he after died, officials said.

Fuel from a tanker lorry leaked upstream from a Catawba H2O diagnosis plant, causing leaders to take action.

“They’ve close down pumping a H2O into a facility,” pronounced Union County Commission Chairman Richard Helms.

Until fuel can be spotless up, a trickery will work off of a singular supply of water, he said.

“We have a fountainhead that’s good for 3 to 5 days that we’ll run off and we’ll have H2O as usual,” Helms said. “If it goes past that we’ll have to make adjustments.”

People already conserving H2O due to a drought have been asked to preserve even more. A retreat 911 call Friday warned business to extent non-essential H2O use.

It also asked grill owners not to offer H2O unless a patron privately requests it.

Leaders pronounced they would forewarn a open once a problem has been resolved. 

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