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Water appears improved in Bud, Alpoca as work on water system continues

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BUD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Residents in Bud, Wyoming County have dealt with bad water for months.

It has been coming out of their faucets brown and unusable, staining tubs and appliances.

But as of this week, people there have told WVVA they've seen significant improvement in their water quality.

County officials explain that the Eastern Wyoming Public Service District has entered an operating agreement with the water company, assisting by filtering and now, treating the water going into people's homes.

"To get the chemicals right for the water that they're using takes a little time," said Jason Mullins, Wyoming County Commission President. He said the water they had been receiving had not been treated in a long time.

"[It takes a while] especially with an older system like that [to treat]," he said. "They're working with the state health department and anybody they have to to try to get this system where it needs to be."

Mullins would not comment on a specific timeline for the project's completion, but says the water has safe levels of contaminants now-- although it still looks bad.

He says progress should continue, and asks for patience. The plan is to connect a main line all the way out to Covel, he said, and bidding is expected to begin this Spring for that project.

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