City of Ronceverte officials have released additional information regarding the water situation:
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, officials stated: “The City of Ronceverte is still on a Boil Water Advisory. We have been experiencing multiple line breaks almost every day this week. We cannot take samples down to be tested until we can get to the point of no continuous breaks in the lines.
American Water has allowed the use of their water filled tanker. It is in the lot across from Tri County Produce. The water will be distributed 8am – 8pm daily. Please bring your containers to be filled up.
Please have patience as they continue to replace the lines. The lines getting replaced are incredibly old. The pressure from turning the water on after leaks are repaired are causing the older lines to break.
We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience and will keep updating information as we can.”
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 30, further released the following statements:
“Walmart has graciously donated bottled water to the city for our Boil Water Customers.
We have gotten several messages that some citizens did not have anything to put water in.
At this time we are arranging to get the water. (updates will be provided) when the water arrives in bottles.”
This announcement was followed several moments later with:
“Water will be shutting off for the entire town due to a main line leak near Spring Street.
The entire town is meant to be the people that lost water yesterday. If you had service yesterday and the Boil Water Advisory has not affected you, this message does not include your area.
Squirrel Hill down to Chesapeake, Gypsy Hill area, Brier Hill to Valley Drive and apartment complex buildings are NOT included.”
The West Virginia Daily News will provide updates regarding the water situation in Ronceverte as additional details are made available. Information is also available on the City of Ronceverte’s Facebook page.