LANCASTER,PA. - People were concerned about their drinking water after a pipeline burst in Lycoming County Friday morning. The burst sent 55,000 gallons of gasoline into Wallis Run, a tributary of Loyalsock Creek that feeds into the Susquehanna River, according to Sunoco Logistics, the company that operates the pipeline. More than half of Lancaster City's water comes from the river.
"DEP has taken samples of the water within the stream, within the river, and they say that none of the tests that they have done show testing above the limits that are required for drinking water intakes," said Charlotte Katzenmoyer, Lancaster City Public Works.
The DEP says they have found no petroleum-related compounds in the river. Everyone that gets their water from the river is said to be safe.