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…

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