Urgent & Important update for those on the Roanoke River & Smith Mountain Lake Area. The Southwestern Virginia Water Authority has notified area residents of an excessive amount of Dihydrogen Monoxide which has been released into the Roanoke River, thus making its way into Smith Mountain & Leesville Lakes.
Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is an unregulated substance which can have numerous ill effects. Each year, DHMO is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. DHMO is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
More information can be found at this website - please be advised and take necessary action.