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Louisville Water Company continues to test water after potential risk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville's water is still being monitored, after a chemical spill moved past the city on the Ohio River Friday.

Louisville Water officials still say there's nothing for customers to worry about when turning on the tap.

The Louisville Water Company says the water is safe, but they continue to test and treat the water from the Ohio River for the chemical that spilled in West Virginia. The plume of the chemical MCHM passed through Louisville Friday evening.

Trace amounts were detected in the river Friday, but there were no detections of the chemical in the Ohio River yesterday morning. Carbon treatment continues through Sunday because that's when water intake from Friday reaches Louisville area homes.

It actually takes water two days to move through the system.

The Louisville Water Company assures the public there are no concerns over what's coming from your tap.

Spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith said, "The Louisville Water Company does not believe there is any reason for you to go out and buy bottled water. The water is safe to drink everyday. We have to make sure we exceed EPA standards and that's what we're doing."

Despite that assurance, some people did go out and buy bottled water. Kroger officials said there has been a spike in bottled water sales and that they even ran out of some gallon-sized bottles at some locations.

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