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Several Counties Announce New Water Distribution Sites For Friday

Reported: Jan. 31, 2014 10:18 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 31, 2014 11:14 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- So many people came out Friday to distribution sites around Kanawha County, one in Charleston was only open for one hour before all the bottled water was gone.

Many people hope more water is on its way because they still don't feel confident that the tap water is safe.

If you were to ask many of the 300,000 West Virginia American Water customers if they will ever drink their tap water again, many will give you the same answer: "No."

For weeks, water distribution sites were set up throughout all nine of the affected counties.

Thousands of families picked up cases of water for not only drinking, but bathing, laundry and to wash dishes.

But when the do-not-use ban was lifted and the water company said the tap water was safe to drink, distribution sites stopped receiving bottled water

"They say that's it's safe to use, to wash clothes with but we really don't know and will we ever know." Stephanie Hurley of Pratt said.

And for many people in Pratt, "safe" is not the word they would use to describe what's coming out of their taps

Margaret Atkins said she is "scared." She said that all too familiar licorice smell is still in her water.

Others echoed her concerns.

"I bathe my kids in it, that's all I do with it. And laundry and to flush the commode," Pamela Beaver of Pratt said. "But if I'm cooking, doing dishes, I'm using bottled water."

On Thursday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin answered those concerns by asking the water company to provide more bottled water to those who wanted it. West Virginia American Water brought in 20 tractor trailers loaded up with it.

It was then doled out to various distribution sites in the affected counties.

"We've had several people that's been here every day. They're just worn out," Chief Timothy Walker, of the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department, said. "But still willing to help and come out any time to do what they have to do to serve the public."

And that's a service no one in Pratt is taking for granted.

"I thank all the people that are working," Atkins said. "Trying to make matters better."




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Several counties have announced their new water distribution sites for Friday.

The sites in Kanawha County are as follows:

Bottled Water Distribution

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department
Charleston on Pennsylvania Aveune (this site ran out of water as of 1:30 p.m., and officials hoped to come up with a new supply)

Bulk Water Distribution (bring your own container)

Crossings Mall, Elkview
Nitro Public Works, 194 Republic Way, open until 7 p.m.
St. Albans Municipal Water, 1006 B. St., 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day
St. Albans Fire Department, Walnut St., 24 hours

Boone County

Spruce River VFD, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Boone County Maintenance Garage, across from the courthouse in Madison (Bottled/bring containers).
Madison VFD, 6-8
Morrisville, open until supplies run out.
Wharton Barrett VFD, 35279 Pond Fork Road, Wharton (bottled water, bring your own containers), 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday

Cabell County

Culloden VFD, 2102 Third St., Culloden (bottled water), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
Milton Water Plant, 339 E. Main St., Milton (bring your own containers), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Putnam County

Captain D's in Teays Valley, 4150 State Route 34, (bring your own containers), 10:30 a.m. until 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Church of Nazarene, 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays Valley, (bottled water, bring your own containers), 24 hours
Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Tiger Lane, Scott Depot (bring your own containers), 24 hours
Hurricane Fire Department, 2716 Main St. (bring your own container, bottled water while supplies last Friday)
Teays Valley Vounteer Fire Department, 105 Popular Fork Road (bring your own container)
Tri-County YMCA, 200 Carls Lane, Scott Depot (bring containers, showers available). Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Winfield Community Church, 144 Rocky Step,(bring own containers), 24 hours
John Henson Senior Center, Hurricane (bulk distribution), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only
Poca Fire Department (bottled water on Friday).
Route 34 Fire Department

Clay County (No sites available currently.)

Roane County (No sites available currently)

Logan County

Sharples, 18843 Spruce River Road (bottled water) until 6 p.m. Friday

For assistance locating a water distribution point in your county, please contact your local emergency management office.

Boone County – 304 369-9913
Cabell County – 304 743-5391
Clay County – 304 587-2019
Jackson County – 304 373-2208 or 304 372-2000
Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
Lincoln County – 304 824-3443
Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
Putnam County – 304 586-0246
Roane County – 304 927-0911




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Kanawha County and the city of Charleston have set up the following water distribution sites for Friday.

The sites will open 11 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. or until all water has been distributed, according to a news release from Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Sayre.

Bottled Water Distribution

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department
Charleston, under the interstate between Quarrier and Lee streets, off of northbound at Pennsylvania Avenue

Bulk Water Distribution (bring your own container)

Crossings Mall, Elkview


For assistance locating a water distribution point in your county, please contact your local emergency management office.

Boone County – 304 369-9913
Cabell County – 304 743-5391
Clay County – 304 587-2019
Jackson County – 304 373-2208 or 304 372-2000
Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
Lincoln County – 304 824-3443
Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
Putnam County – 304 586-0246
Roane County – 304 927-0911






CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Leslie Rubin, Jeff Morris) -- The bottled water distribution site in Charleston ran out of water on Friday, and officials were hoping to get another supply.

The Charleston site was under the interstate between Quarrier and Lee streets, off of northbound at Pennsylvania Avenue.

Meanwhile, bottled water and bulk distribution sites were open at the locations below in Kanawha County:

Bottled Water Distribution

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department

Bulk Water Distribution (bring your own container)

Crossings Mall, Elkview


For assistance locating a water distribution point in your county, please contact your local emergency management office.

Boone County – 304 369-9913
Cabell County – 304 743-5391
Clay County – 304 587-2019
Jackson County – 304 373-2208 or 304 372-2000
Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
Lincoln County – 304 824-3443
Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
Putnam County – 304 586-0246
Roane County – 304 927-0911




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Kanawha County and the city of Charleston have set up the following water distribution sites for Friday.

The sites will open 11 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. or until all water has been distributed, according to a news release from Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Sayre.

Bottled Water Distribution

Pratt Volunteer Fire Department
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department
Charleston, under the interstate between Quarrier and Lee streets, off of northbound at Pennsylvania Avenue

Bulk Water Distribution (bring your own container)

Crossings Mall, Elkview


For assistance locating a water distribution point in your county, please contact your local emergency management office.

Boone County – 304 369-9913
Cabell County – 304 743-5391
Clay County – 304 587-2019
Jackson County – 304 373-2208 or 304 372-2000
Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
Lincoln County – 304 824-3443
Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
Putnam County – 304 586-0246
Roane County – 304 927-0911



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