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Mason County Water Problems Remain

Reported: Feb. 16, 2014 11:36 PM EST
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HARTFORD CITY, W.Va.(Sean Delancey) -- A water main break in Mason County left hundreds of people having to boil their water. The break is fixed, but the water is still tainted.

Hartford city has been through a pretty rough patch with their water system in the last couple of days.

Several leaks caused a pumping station to run extremely low on water supply, and that's created a lot of headaches.

Life is returning to normal for people who, for the past two days, lived without water because of several water main breaks and leaks at a nearby pumping station in Hartford City.

Water was shut off in New Haven, Hartford City and the town of Mason, leaving customers without anything from the tap. The water is back on, but boil water advisories were still in place Sunday, and city officials were asking customers to conserve water until the leaks at the pumping station can be repaired.

Donald Warth blames the city's problems, on an antiquated water system.

"They just need updated,” he said. “The water lines and stuff they been in here for years. I'd say the rest of the town is the same way."

Clean bulk water was being handed out at the New Haven and Mason fire departments.

The New Haven Fire Department is handing out bulk water between noon and 8 p.m. Monday, and the Mason distribution site is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., if you need to stock up on clean water.



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