Crestwood water project breaking ground, providing 32 families with access to water
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Having access to clean water is something we often take for granted, but members of the Crestwood community have dreamt of it -- and been without it for decades.
In just a few months, 32 families in the Crestwood neighborhood of Kanawha County will soon have access to water.
“It’ll be a total relief that you can turn your faucet on and have water and not have to worry about running out or anything,” said resident Susie Surface.
She and other residents, including Doug McClung, say it has been a long time in the making.
“Just to know that you actually have water and not have to depend on rainfall and have to go haul it when water gets low, it’s wonderful,” McClung said.
Kanawha County Commissioner Lance Wheeler on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony at Coonskin Park to announce the beginning of the construction.
“We are just proud to be able to get this across the finish line and can’t wait for this water to be going to the finish line,” he said.
It represents a $1.9 million investment that many of the community members are excited to see come to reality. The anticipation of being able to turn on her faucet is one that Surface never thought would come.
“It’s a miracle, and I’ll cry,” Surface said. “If you don’t live without water you don’t understand and its a shame that it took this long when your ten minutes from the Capitol.”
The project is expected to be complete in January.
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