More Drinking Water Distribution Sites Available
Updated June 25 at 3:23 p.m.
West Virginia American Water updated its list of potable water tankers where customers can fill containers:
- Frame Road in Elkview across from the DOH garage
- Dollar General on Maywood Avenue in Clendenin
- Smith’s Foodfair in Clendenin
- Corner of Lizmore Road and River Haven Road, off the Queen Shoals Bridge
- Keeneys Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Winona
West Virginia American Water says it has also provided water tankers to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide assistance to the flood-devastated communities of Richwood, Rainelle and White Sulphur Springs. Exact locations are determined by local emergency management.
West Virginia American Water said Saturday, June 25, that it has restored service to most water systems affected by Thursday's flooding in the southeastern part of the state. The company says it is now working on isolated pockets of water outages.
West Virginia American Water reported 3,000 customers in Kanawha County were experiencing water outages on Friday. The outages were the result of washed-out water mains and damaged pump stations.
The Elk River Road booster station outside of Charleston was under several feet of water, which stopped crews from being able to restore services in the Clendenin area just north of the capital city.
In a statement released Saturday, American said service has been restored to customers in the Joes Creek area of Boone County through a temporary water line installed at a washed-out river crossing, as well as to all but about 60 customers in the Winona area of Fayette County.
The company said crews will work throughout the night Saturday to install a temporary water line to Crossings Mall in Elkview using the emergency access road being created by the Division of Highways. Workers also are working overnight to gain access and begin repairs to the flooded Elk River Road booster station, which is a critical facility in the overall restoration process for the Elkview and Clendenin areas.
American Water said tankers are available at the following locations. Customers should bring their own containers to fill:
- Frame Road in Elkview across from the Department of Highways garage (Kanawha County)
- Keeneys Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Winona (Fayette County)
Because West Virginia American Water lent its additional water tankers to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to help Richwood and Rainelle, the company got more tankers from its sister company in Pennsylvania.
The tankers are expected to arrive overnight and will be available in Clendenin as areas become accessible, the company said in its news release.