Here’s where you can get water on Friday

January 9, 2014 by Matt Murphy




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The West Virginia National Guard and other government entities are working to set up water distribution points for Friday, Jan. 9.

This list will be updated as information becomes available.  Please check back here before you go out, as information listed may change and will be updated.

*Last update – 6:58 p.m. Friday

Boone County

Bottled water distribution later today, locations and times to be determined.

Cabell County

Water is being distributed at the Culloden Fire Department.

The City of Milton is distributing water to anyone that can show they receive West Virginia American Water in the affected area. Distribution will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Water Plant across U.S. 60 from the Milton Fire Department.

Clay County

No information yet. Details to be determined.

Kanawha County

The Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Newspapers circulation staff will have a public bottled water distribution at the corner of McFarland Street and Kanawha Boulevard beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please do not line up before this time. Maximum two cases per family.

Water tanker trucks are available to the public at the Crossroads Mall in Elkview, Riverside High School and Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville.

The tank at West Virginia State University has been refilled and is operating again.

The South Charleston location has been moved to the Gestamp facility on MacCorkle Avenue and has been refilled.

The Glasgow Fire Department, the Cedar Grove Fire Department and the East Bank Fire Department are offering water (they’re on the clean Cedar Grove system). Bring your own container.

The Handley Town Hall is offering water. Bring your own container.

The Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans and the West Virginia Division of Highways facility on MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans are offering water (they have clean St. Albans water). Bring your own container.

Four fire departments in Charleston will be open for bottled water distribution while supplies last, per city officials – No. 1 (Morris Street), No. 2 (808 Virginia St. West),  No. 8 (Orchard Manor) and the Fire Training Center (115 Lee St. West)

The Pinch VFD is pumping water from the Elk River (several miles upstream from the spill) to be used for livestock only. Location at the Old Clendenin Lumber Yard, now the Blue Creek Boat Launch.

Captain D’s restaurant on MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans is offering water, said Chris Powills, a spokesman for the restaurant. Bring your own container.

**Previously, the Civic Center was listed as a public distribution center, per the National Guard. County officials have indicated this is NOT the case. Please do not go to the Civic Center.

Lincoln County

The Duval and Hamlin Volunteer Fire Departments will distribute bottled water beginning at 9 a.m. at those stations. MUST bring identification and proof of residency.

Water will also be distributed at the West Hamlin VFD wand Lincoln Primary Care Center beginning at 9 a.m. Bring your own container.

Putnam County

The Hurricane Wal-Mart and Hurricane Fire Department are distributing water from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Bring your own container. 20-gallon limit.

Chapman Funeral Home in Teays Valley and the John Hanson Senior Center in Hurricane have water. Bring your own containers.

The Putnam Public Service District is offering water at their plant off W.Va. 34 just north of that road’s interchange with Interstate 64. Bring your own container.


**For all counties, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has provided a list of phone numbers to call for water information. Click here.



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2 Responses to “Here’s where you can get water on Friday”

  1. ted says:

    Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that this will result in WV Am Water asking for a rate increase?

  2. CraigN says:

    Many thanks to the Charleston Newspapers staff for staying late to hand out water tonight!

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