KEYSTONE, W.Va. (AP) – Residents of a West Virginia community have something to look forward to in 2022: after more than 10 years of boiling water, they are being connected to a new water system, Reporting by West Virginia Public Television.
Many of the existing water systems in areas of the Southern coal mines were installed by coal companies in the early 1900s and have been damaged for many years. Residents in the Keystone community of McDowell County have been offering boiling water advice since 2010, but that’s finally changed.
Phase one of the Elkhorn Water Project began in 2015. It included a new 400,000-gallon water tank on Mount Elkhorn that enabled the McDowell Public Service District to install a line to the communities of Anawalt, Jenkinjones, Pageton and Skygusty.
Phase two is connecting about 450 additional residents, including those in Keystone. The McDowell County Public Service District said just before Christmas that contractors were in the process of connecting water service to residents’ homes. They say the decades-old boiling water notice will eventually be lifted once all homes are connected and the old system is brought offline.
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