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Water service returns for more W.Va. customers, ban on use lifted for Sissonville area
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:07 AM EST
Residents in the Sissonville area affected by a chemical spill can flush their lines and begin using tap water again.
About 100,000 customers in nine counties, or 300,000 people in all, were told not to drink, shower or wash clothes with tap water after a chemical spill on Thursday in the Elk River in Charleston.
Water use resumed for some customers starting Monday. The company says the water ban is being lifted by areas to ensure the system isn't overwhelmed by excessive demand.