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People frustrated they can't flush pipes due to low water pressure in Kanawha County, WV

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Jennifer Asbury said the problem started after her pipes burst following a record-breaking freeze last week. Jennifer Asbury said the problem started after her pipes burst following a record-breaking freeze last week.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV -

Frustration is building for some people who live in one apartment complex in South Charleston, WV.

Jennifer Asbury has lived in the Southmoor Hills Apartments complex for more than two years.

She has been unable to flush out her pipes even though West Virginia American Water cleared her neighborhood on Monday night.

Her water issues started a few days before a chemical spill into the Elk River which left 300,000 people without clean water to use or drink.

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She said the problem started after her pipes burst following a record-breaking freeze last week. Her water was shut off in anticipation for the weather, she said.

"When they turned it back on, water started shooting up through my closet from a busted pipe underneath the house," she said.

The water seeped underneath her apartment unit.

"When I climbed under the house, water was standing two inches off the ground. Water was shooting back up against hidden insulation. I imagine everything is molded and ruined and rotted under there," she said.

Maintenance crews say they fixed all of the broken pipes on the property on Monday. They said they'll have to work on the water pressure issue people like Asbury are describing.

Until adequate water pressure is restored to start the flushing process, Asbury and others will have to live without tap water to bathe in or use.