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Demand For Bulk Water Slowing

Reported: Jan. 23, 2014 11:56 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2014 9:50 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons, Dan Matics) - With the continuing water crisis, many people are still looking for places to get free bottled water.

In some areas, lines are long, but in other counties officials are saying they have stopped because there is little demand.

It was a steady flow at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. People lined up to get bottled water, still fearful of what is coming out of their taps. In Putnam, long lines were no where to be seen.

Putnam PSD customers were not affected, but they have still stepped up to provide water to those who do need it.

On Thursday though, Mike McNulty, director, said less than 10 people showed up at the Putnam PSD water plant in Teays Valley for water.

"It's really slowing down," McNulty said. "At least here for bulk water."

Water distribution has almost come to a halt in Logan County, and Boone County is no longer handing out bottled water. A firefighter with the Racine Volunteer Fire Department said with the icy roads, it's a safety concern there.



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