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Eastern Wyoming Co Receives Godsend Donation Four Months Later


WYOMING COUNTY (WVVA) -- Residents around the Charleston area are not the only ones dealing with water issues. Communities in Eastern Wyoming County have had dirty water since last September. This morning the area received a helpful donation as the water nightmare may soon be over.

Last September filters in Eastern Wyoming County's water system stopped working, sending dirt and other materials through the area's tap water. At that time residents and Herndon Consolidated School received a Boil Water Advisory.

It has been four months since the people of Eastern Wyoming County were warned not to use their tap water. "Since then," Virginia Lusk says, "we have had our water fountains covered in plastic, hand sanitizer at the sink, and we have carried in bottled water." After four months the inconvenience has become an expensive burden.

Monday morning a church from State Road, NC brought more than 300 cases of bottled water for the people of Eastern Wyoming County. The water, which many say is a godsend, was distributed from Herndon Consolidated School.  

And the news may get even better. Virgil Shrewsbury, Treasurer of the Eastern Wyoming Public Service District, says the P-S-D started repairs on the water system with new sand, materials and a new chemical pump. "They are in the process of putting chemicals in the water, and the ‘Boil Water' should be off in […] a couple of days," says Shrewsbury.

The deal should take six months to complete.

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