Residents who received a letter in the mail several weeks ago have only a few days left to submit their forms in order to be included in the settlement.
The settlement originates from an incident that occurred on Route 92 in 2015, near Neola, when defendant Kenneth Pritt, a driver for Woodford Transportation and Woodford Oil Company, drove a tanker truck containing diesel into a tributary that feeds into Anthony Creek, which then leaked into the water. The diesel leak caused the city of Lewisburg to close their water treatment plant on Jan. 24, 2015, leaving many residents and businesses without water until the spill was cleaned up and the plant reopened.
The suit reached a settlement agreement in the amount of $4,000,000, with the following terms imposed:
- $250 for each residential household including one person, and $150 for each additional person in that residential household, which was provided tap water service from the water treatment plant operated by the City of Lewisburg on Jan. 24, and who was without water as a result of the January 23 diesel spill into Anthony Creek.
- $240 for each person employed on Jan. 24, 2015, at a business that was provided tap water service from the water treatment plant operated by the City of Lewisburg that shut down or partially shut down because it was without water as a result of the Jan. 23 diesel spill into Anthony Creek and who was not paid wages as a result of that shut-down; and
- Payment of not more than $3,100 to each business that operated a property location provided tap water service from the water treatment plant operated by the City of Lewisburg.
Anyone wishing to join in the settlement may contact the Walters Administration, P.O. Box 833, Charleston, WV 25323. Call 1-855-510-9577 with questions or visit www.lewisburgspill.com.