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Statement from the Lisbon Water and Sewer Department

Lisbon’s Water and Sewer Department, as well as Village Hall, has been receiving calls this week from village residents in reference to the safety of our drinking water after the train derailment in East Palestine.

“We are in regular contact with the Ohio EPA, as they regulate our drinking water,” said Christopher Peterson, Senior Water and Sewer Department Operator. “ We always work closely with the Ohio EPA, in order to provide our residents with clean safe drinking water.  At this time, we have been advised that there is no threat to our source water and no cause for concern.”

Lisbon obtains its water from six wells before treating the water at a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.  The village’s wells are in separate aquifers from where the incident occurred.

“In response to the situation, we have increased our sampling regime to ensure that we have not been negatively impacted by the incident,” said Peterson.

Peterson said the village’s EPA representative offered the following sources that may be helpful in answering other related questions.

Columbiana County

  • Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency has opened a hotline to answer questions. The number will be manned 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily until needed: 330-424-7139

  • For private water well questions, contact the Columbiana County Health Department: 330-424-0272

Norfolk Southern

  • Train Derailment Incident Hotline: 234-542-6474

    • For odors, fumes, animals, health, and other concerns

  • Family Assistance Center: 800-230-7049

Water and Public Drinking Water Sampling Information

Air Monitoring

US EPA has been performing air monitoring in response to the derailment. Information specific to the derailment, including air monitoring results:

“If you have have any further questions please feel free to contact our water office at (330)424-3521 Option 1,” Peterson said.

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