Water Crisis Leaves Small Town without Water

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GLASGOW, WV (WOWK) – One Kanawha County town is out of water after multiple underground leaks that the town could not find, nor repair.

West Virginia American Water and Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department are currently on scene of the second leak working to repair it.

As a result, Glasgow Health and Rehabilitation Center was completely without water earlier today. Crews set up a water buffalo as a temporary solution as they try to repair all leaks.

Glasgow’s water system is owned and operated by the town itself but in the process of being placed in the hands of American Water.

American Water Spokesperson Laura Martin told 13 News that the current water system “suffers from lack of maintenance, lack of investment and lack of water system operation expertise.”

The acquisition has not been finalized yet, but in the midst of crisis, American Water is assisting the town with the proper equipment to handle the water outage in the meantime.

Fire Chief Marty Blakenship said, “we are gracious and appreciative that they have stepped up and came into town to help the citizens of our town in a time of need.”

This story is still developing, as more details 13 News will keep you up to date.

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