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WV American Posts Graphic Explaining Pressure Zones, Lifting Of Bans Process

Reported: Jan. 14, 2014 6:03 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 14, 2014 6:13 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- West Virginia American Water has posted a graphic on its website explaining pressure zones and the process it has gone through in the lifting of the bans.

According to the graphic, multiple water tests are being collected in every pressure zone, and the samples must be analyzed to verify that they meet acceptable levels. The water company said it needs to confirm acceptable results within each pressure zone before the do-not-use ban can be lifted, which determines the sequence and location of the lift areas.

The basis for this process is the system’s pressure zones, which encompass the local elevations, flow of water, pumping and storage capacity and related factors. The Kanawha Valley water system is the largest and most complex in the state, comprising about 175 pressure zones across 1,700 miles of pipe spanning 3,000 square miles, the water company said.

To see the graphic, visit here.



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