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Cedar Grove Faces Potential Water Shortage


CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- People in the Cedar Grove area are dealing with a potential water shortage after helping out during the chemical crisis.

Kevin Robbins and his wife have lived in Cedar Grove for over six years. They have a cupcake baking businesses out of home and use only bottled water for baking and evening to wash.

"The water system is not that good, period. You pay high dollar money in water and sewage and you don't get what you paid for. We pay roughly about $100 to $120 a month," Robins said.

Cedar Grove Water Works isn't a part of West Virginia American Water, but since the crisis, they've been dealing with their own set of problems.

Robbins says, "The water has not got that good of much pressure and everything. Sometimes the waters got a little it of a dirty color and a nasty taste."

The cold weather forced multiple water main's to break. To make matters even worse, the town is virtually running out of water.

Kanawha County leaders say Cedar Grove helped out others affected by the crisis, bringing tankers of water.

County Commissioner Dave Hardy says, "The reservoir tanks are down to next than nothing. They have been serving everyone for a month and now they need help. The first thing we can do to help them is get all three reservoir tanks up to capacity."

They're hoping to get water tanker trucks from Montgomery to help fill Cedar Grove's reservoir.

City leaders say all water main breaks have been fixed, but customers are still on a boil water advisory.


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