At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, officials from the City of Ronceverte made the community aware of another water-line break, leaving some customers without water. This comes after a previous water-line break which has left parts of Ronceverte under a “boil water advisory” for the eighth-consecutive day.
Through a post on social media, city officials said, “Water will be restored as soon as possible for those customers without water due to the line break. We are still on Boil Water.”
On Wednesday, a tanker-truck was brought in from Charleston to provide drinking water for area residents impacted by the situation. The water truck is situated on Edgar Avenue, across from Tri-County Produce. Water is available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. And 8:00 p.m. daily. Residents are advised to bring their own containers.
City officials wish to remind residents that while under a “boil water advisory”, “Please boil water for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth, etc. It can be used for showers but be careful if you have any cut or abrasion on your skin. You should boil your water in those cases.”
City officials further state, “We understand this is an inconvenience. But to complete the necessary upgrades, this is a necessity.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call City Hall at 304-647-5455.”
The West Virginia Daily News will provide updates regarding the water situation in Ronceverte as additional details are made available.