Area Officials Say They're Prepared for Water Crisis

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- With a massive chemical spill like the one in West Virginia are local emergency officials prepared for an event like that?

Ronnie Pearson of Warren County Emergency Management says they have several contingency plans in place.

The massive chemical spill contaminated water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians.

Pearson said there are continuing checks of the water as well as an outline of what to do for a contaminant in the water.

"We've got provisions in place to shut the intake down and allow the contaminant to pass. They consistently do quality checks on the water that comes through the system to make sure it meets standards before it's distributed out," said Ronnie Pearson, Warren County Emergency Management.

Our area is familiar with a situation like this when Logan County suffered from contaminated water about 15 years ago.

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