Last Day for Bottled Water Distribution in Kanawha County

UPDATE 1/27/14 @ 1:20 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The last bottled water distribution is underway in Kanawha County.

The site opened about 1 p.m. Monday on Goshorn Street near the Kanawha County Courthouse.

According to a news release, the Governor's Office arranged for the three tractor trailers full of water to arrive Monday for anyone who was affected by the January 9 chemical leak that contaminated water for thousands.

The site is expected to be open until 5 p.m. or until the water is gone.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Monday is likely the last day for bottled water distribution in Kanawha County.

According to a news release, the Governor's Office has arranged for three tractor trailers of water to be delivered to the Kanawha County Courthouse for distribution.

The distribution site will be set up on Goshorn Street near the Kanawha County Courthouse. The site was originally set to open at noon Monday, but it has been postponed because the trucks have been delayed.

“At this time, this will likely be the final day for water distribution in Kanawha County as federal resources have been exhausted," Commission President Kent Carper said. "I would like to take this time, to thank Governor Tomblin and his staff, General Hoyer and the National Guard, our Volunteer Fire Departments, Local Police Departments, Mayors, Sheriff Rutherford’s Office, the State Police and the many community organizations that have assisted in the distribution, of this much needed water, to the public.”

The county has been organizing water distribution sites since the January 9 chemical leak that contaminated the water for thousands of people.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information and the new time for the distribution site.


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