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Lincoln PSD Customers Cleared To Use Water After Rerouting Plan Put In Place

Reported: Jan. 13, 2014 12:10 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 13, 2014 11:55 PM EST
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LINCOLN, W.Va., (Bethany Simmons, Leslie Rubin) - The Lincoln County Public Service District says water has been restored to hundreds of people who may have been without clean water for several more days.

After careful planning and extensive testing, they've been able to restore clean water to about 700 homes that were using West Virginia American Water. They were able to do this by shutting off the valve that serves those customers, and rerouting it to use Lincoln PSD water.

The customers are billed by the Lincoln County PSD because the PSD pays the company to use the line.

People living in Griffithsville, Yawkey, Sweetland and everyone living on Route 3 on Snowden Drive are no longer on the do-not-use advisory, according to the Lincoln County Public Service District. The West Virginia Department of Health gave the OK for this to happen.

Meanwhile, all customers in those areas were advised to still go through the flushing process. The water was tested several times and all of the results came back negative, according to officials with the PSD.



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