Dominion to Pay for Water Hookups, Filters After Tests

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power says it will pay for the extension of county water hookups or the installation of water filtration systems for as many as 35 properties near its Possum Point power plant, where is it in the process of closing coal ash ponds.

That’s after the utility’s recent testing of groundwater wells located on the plant property in Dumfries found elevated levels of boron, chloride, cobalt, nickel, sulfate and zinc.

The company and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the levels are within drinking water standards.

Dominion says the offer is being made to give its neighbors “peace of mind” as it conducts additional tests.

The company is dewatering its coal ash ponds at Possum Point and plans to consolidate five ponds into one.

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