Crack at Richmond water treatment plant

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New information this morning on a crack at the Richmond water treatment plant.

The original quake on Tuesday forced part of the plant to remain out of service. That could mean voluntary water restrictions for parts of Henrico County.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Henrico's county manager says the crack at the basin could mean voluntary restrictions to Henrico customers who use the city's water supply.

The plant's north aeration basin has been taken out of service while officials assess the damage to its wall and initiate repairs, Department of Public Utilities Director Bob Steidel said Wednesday in a statement.

City officials tell the paper, despite the partial shutdown, the water quality is not affected.

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