The repair was going as planned but a malfunctioning valve caused the loss of pressure to customers. Now that the gas leak is fixed, workers are trying to fix the water breaks. Thousands of customers are believed to be affected, so West Virginia American Water has set up water sites at the following locations:
The parking lot of the former Sam's Club in Cross Lanes
The Eleanor Fire Department
The Shawnee Golf Course in Dunbar
The Winfield Fire Department
People in Putnam and Kanawha counties are asked to conserve water until further notice.
West Virginia American Water issued a Boil Water Advisory Friday for customers in Dunbar, Institute, Nitro, Poca, Cross Lanes, Raymond City, Hometown, Bancroft, Eleanor, Winfield, Buffalo and the area west of St. Albans from Coal River Road to Amandaville.
Health Department officials have asked every restaurant in the Boil Water Advisory area to close until the water problem is fixed.