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City Of Charleston Finalizing Details On Water Testing Program

Reported: Feb. 18, 2014 11:49 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 18, 2014 12:40 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) -- Mayor Danny Jones said the water crisis has been a crippling blow to West Virginia's capital city, so he is taking a proactive stance to try and rehabilitate the city's image in the wake of the disaster.

Jones said the city is finalizing details on a testing program for businesses and homes. He said downtown has seen millions in investments from several different hotel companies, including Holiday Inn, Marriott and Sheraton.

Jones said restoring confidence in both capital city residents and visitors is critically important to Charleston's financial health and stability.

Jones said he will be able to talk more specifically about Charleston's proposed water testing program at Tuesday night's city council meeting. He estimates it will carry a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars, but he said that investment is needed to deal with fears that the city's water is not safe.

-- City of Charleston Website Photo



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