Archive for the ‘West Virginia’ Category

St. Albans, West Virginia

April 28th, 2009

Water main break, per WSAZ.

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Fayette County, West Virginia

April 9th, 2009

Parts of this county are impacted by a water-main break. Boil, says the Charleston Gazette.

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Pratt, West Virginia

April 8th, 2009

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that a water line broke in Pratt “sometime Friday or Saturday” but no boil-water alert went out to the public. That’s a problem, especially for vulnerable populations, but it seems to be just one among many water and sewer problems that have plagued this community over the last year. It’s bad enough when your water isn’t safe to drink, but not to be told??

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Martin County, Kentucky

March 26th, 2009

A six-inch main breaks, reports WSAZ.

In not unrelated news, WSAZ also runs this notice:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Public Service Commission has approved a 3.5 percent rate increase for West Virginia-American Water customers, far below the rate the company had sought.

The PSC’s approval Wednesday will raise an additional $4.2 million in annual revenue for the company and increase residential customers’ monthly water bills by an average of $1.44.

West Virginia-American Water had sought a 12.37 percent rate increase, which would have raised an additional $14.75 million annually.

West Virginia-American Water serves 167,700 customers in 19 counties.

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San Diego, California

March 23rd, 2009

A thirty-six-inch water main broke in a canyon northwest of San Diego, cutting off service in Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills and Del Mar, per the San Diego Union Tribune. The break was repaired but a boil water alert remains in effect for 72 hours.

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Boaz, West Virginia

March 21st, 2009

The Central Boaz Public Service District has issued a boil water notice for the entire water system, per WTAP.

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Williamson, West Virginia

March 19th, 2009

Seems like there’s been a lot of bad water in West Virginia lately. Now it’s Williamson’s turn, says the Williamson Daily News. A main break sent water gushing forty feet into the air.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia

March 18th, 2009

Broken water main, per the State Journal.

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Logan County, West Virginia

March 16th, 2009

It took three days but city workers eventually located the source of a major leak, says WSAZ. Until it’s repaired and the water tested, boil your water.  Six schools closed.

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Franklin, West Virginia

March 4th, 2009

A “malfunction” at a treatment plant, in which contaminated water with low chlorine levels was allowed into the water supply, caused a boil-water alert in Pendleton County, per The type of malfunction wasn’t specified, but three schools were closed as a result. Just this past January, the governor awarded a $1.3 million block grant to the county to extend water service to 87 additional households within the county.

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