Water Distribution Sites Still Open Sunday


KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va.) -- Many water distribution sites were open throughout the weekend, despite every community being given the okay to drink tap water.

Communities were given the all clear before the weekend, but many people are still staying far away from any water coming from their tap.

"It's gonna take me awhile to trust it, to use it in my food. I'm not gonna cook with it for a long time," says Bonnie Critchfield who picked up some bottled water Sunday at the Marmet Community Center.

Shannon Snodgrass volunteered to hand out water. She says, "I'm also the concerned grandparent of a two-year-old and he will not be drinking the water or taking a bath in it anytime soon."

This weekend, a handful of water distribution sites were still open, offering bottled water. "Their bottled water is their means and what they feel and what they're telling us of survival," Snodgrass says.

Volunteers at the Marmet Community Center were giving away bottled water and bags for recycling.

"What we're trying to do is keep them out of landfills and Marmet started a recycling program," says Snodgrass.

If you live in Marmet, you can place the empty bottles in the bag and leave it outside for trash pickup. If you don't, you can bring the bags to the recycling center in Marmet.

Sunday was the last day for water distribution at The Marmet Community Center, however, a few other locations will be open on Monday.


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