West Virginia Water Ban Partially Lifted

West Virginia Water Ban Partially Lifted

“The numbers we have today look good and were finally at a point where the "Do not use order" has been lifted in certain areas,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
WHAG NEWS - The water ban enacted after the chemical spill in West Virginia has been partially lifted. On Tuesday, about one-third of the West Virginians affected by the chemical spill are able to use their tap water.

“The numbers we have today look good and were finally at a point where the "Do not use order" has been lifted in certain areas,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.


For the last five days some 300,000 people living in nine 
West Virginia counties were not able to use their water for any purpose. Now, people living in downtown Charleston and other selected areas have been given the green light to use their water for cooking, drinking and bathing.

“We’ve made a lot of progress but I ask all 
West Virginians to continue to be patient as we work to safely restore service to the affected areas,” said Governor Tomblin.

Officials are flushing out the water systems zone-by-zone to make sure the chemical is out of the pipes. That means 200,000 people must continue to use bottled water for at least a few more days.


While things are starting to look better in 
West Virginia, officials in CincinnatiOhio are on alert. Residue from the chemical spill has moved into the Ohio River. As a result, Cincinnati officials will close two water intake valves to protect the city’s water system.


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