KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Nearly 11.5 million bottles of water have been used throughout Kanawha County since the chemical spill early this month, county officials say.
That amounts to 261 tractor-trailer loads of water with 44,000 bottles on each truck.
County Commissioner Dave Hardy has praised the effort to get water to all areas of the county affected by the undrinkable tap water.
"The amount of time dedicated by local Volunteer Fire Departments, community volunteers, Emergency Officials, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and other County employees, in the worst winter weather in years is indescribably heroic," Hardy said in a prepared release. "The time they spent away from family during this difficult crisis is one of the most unselfish efforts I have ever witnessed. I am asking everyone who received water from these volunteers to please thank those involved in distributing water in your community. This volunteerism has been especially critical to those who are home bound.”