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Lincoln 911 center giving out bottled water; service restored to many customers

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 6:32 PM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - In West Hamlin, 400 people were without water, Mayor Farris Burton Jr. said.

By Friday evening, though, he said service had been restored customers in the Route 3 and Mud River areas, but they’re under a boil water advisory. The mayor said crews are now checking the One Mile area. He said restoration is moving faster than expected due to the crews’ hard work.

People who remain without water can stop by the Lincoln County 911 Center at 911 Marconi Dr., West Hamlin, WV 25571.

At that location, people can pick up cases of bottled water and kits made with cleaning supplies.

Earlier on Friday, Mayor Burton told WSAZ that the lack of water was due to the town’s water tank being completely dry. It normally holds 100,000 gallons of water.

“Due to flooding, we have some damaged water lines, possibly main lines that drained the tank,” Burton said.

He said crews have to get water back in the tank in order to see where the leaks are so they can be fixed.

When the water is restored, there will be a boil advisory in effect until the water can be thoroughly tested.

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