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West Virginia American Lifts Ban In Sixth Area

Reported: Jan. 14, 2014 8:19 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 14, 2014 3:30 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons, Jeff Morris) - West Virginia American Water has lifted a do-not-use-water order for a sixth area Tuesday. Customers living in the Southridge/Southside area of Kanawha County can begin the flushing process.

A fifth area was lifted earlier Tuesday -- customers in the Edgewood area of Charleston. Four other areas were given the clear on Monday and the water company said customers living in those zones could start flushing their systems -- downtown Charleston, Kanawha City; some of South Charleston; and North Charleston and the West Side.

Officials advise customers to consult the online map to determine their location as it related to the currently lifted areas.

You can view that map on WCHSTV.com here.

The do-not-use order has now been lifted for about 35,000 customers, according to West Virginia American Water.

On the map, blue means you are OK and red means you are still under that do not use advisory. There also is an emergency hotline you can call to determine whether you are in one of those clear zones, 1-855-390-4569.

Monday night, the water company had halted lifting any more areas because it said after lifting the do-not-use order for 26,000 customers “the system needs time to settle so our operators can measure how it is reacting to the flushing activity.”

The processing of lifting more areas resumed Tuesday morning.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates on this developing story.

- West Virginia American Water photo.



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