EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFAYETTE WATER PROBLEMS
from Eyewitness News Online
New River Treatment Plant Running On Backup Generator, Water Tanker In Place
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 2, 2012 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 2, 2012 4:52 PM EDT
Fayette County , West Virginia
If you live in Fayette County, West Virginia, you may be experiencing water problems due to power limitations.
West Virginia American Water crews are working to maintain water service to as many customers as possible during this widespread power outage.
The company’s New River system, serves some 12,000 customers in Fayette County, and is currently experiencing power outages at multiple sites throughout the county.
Right now, WVAM says the New River Water Treatment Plant is running on backup generator power. This has caused production to run below usual levels, due to power limitations in running all pumps at full capacity.
Customers throughout Fayette County - particularly those in the highest elevations - may experience low water pressure or no water Monday as they work on the problem.
WVAW crews have been working around the clock since Friday night’s storm to keep the treatment plant operational while without power and to deploy emergency generators to water storage tanks and booster stations.
A water tanker had been stationed at Plateau Medical Center, located at 430
Main Street in Oak Hill. As of 4pm Monday, that tanker moved to the
old Salem-Gatewood PSD office on Gatewood Road.
Customers are asked to bring their own containers to fill.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
2012 NEWS: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.