Home » Carbon water filters put into service in EP

Carbon water filters put into service in EP

Last Updated on June 24, 2024 at 9:30am

The Morning Journal published a story about East Palestine beginning service of their new carbon filtration system. The city council first announced plans to install the carbon-filtration system during a March 2023 meeting.

The carbon filters, bought by Norfolk Southern and manufactured by Calgon, are a precautionary measure for the municipal water supply. East Palestine’s municipal water supply was tested weekly for 190 chemicals, including both volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds and glycols using a sentinel-well system — 20-plus sentinel wells were installed between the known area of contamination and the village’s wellfield. To date, no derailment-related chemicals have been detected in raw or treated water.

East Palestine Water Superintendent Scott Wolfe said that carbon filters were the direction the village was headed before the derailment and stressed the filters, which comply with the new federal per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) guidelines, were a proactive approach taken by the village.

Read more in the story linked below. 

Latest News Updates


We’re Here to Help

All Latest News Updates

See below for recent updates from East Palestine.

  • East Palestine breaks ground on new park construction project

    Last Updated on July 15, 2024 at 3:02pm WKBN published a story about this Saturday’s groundbreaking of phase I East Palestine City Park renovations.  Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw was in the village to break ground on the park’s improvement project.  “I got a real sense of pride that community leaders have in this facility,”…

    Read More »

  • Norfolk Southern, NTSB share goal of rail transport safety

    Last Updated on July 12, 2024 at 5:06pm The Morning Journal published a story about the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Norfolk Southern’s alignment on rail transport safety. NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy met with Norfolk Southern leaders Wednesday, and Norfolk Southern officially endorsed the agency’s recommendations.  Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw said Norfolk Southern and the NTSB…

    Read More »

  • Carbon water filters put into service in EP

    Last Updated on June 24, 2024 at 9:30am The Morning Journal published a story about East Palestine beginning service of their new carbon filtration system. The city council first announced plans to install the carbon-filtration system during a March 2023 meeting. The carbon filters, bought by Norfolk Southern and manufactured by Calgon, are a precautionary measure for the municipal…

    Read More »