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West Virginia Water Restrictions Lifted For Another 35,000

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January 14, 2014 AT 6:19 AM
A few thousand more West Virginia residents were told they could use their tap water Tuesday morning, nearly a week after a chemical leak tainted the supply for them and hundreds of thousands of others. A "do not use" order was lifted for yet another zone Tuesday -- the Southridge/Southside area near Charleston -- bringing to about 35,000 the number of customers now free to use the water after first flushing their plumbing, the West Virginia American Water company said. But that leaves nearly 90% of the 300,000 people initially prohibited from using their taps still waiting for the all-clear.