We are having water problems this week in Greenbrier County

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We are having water problems this week in Greenbrier County

 

water problems in Greenbrier CountySome residents in Greenbrier County, about 12,000, started the week without water. That includes my house.  You don't realize what a convenience our water source is .... until you DON'T have it!

 

A truck hauling diesel fuel wrecked on Route 92 on Friday night.  Diesel fuel from the truck spilled into Anthony Creek which runs into the Greenbrier River. Early estimates indicated more than 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel were dumped into the water.

 

Residents were instructed to conserve water over the weekend, and the Lewisburg Water Treatment Plant ran out of stored water on Sunday afternoon.  As a precaution, the intake along the Greenbrier River for the Lewisburg Water Treatment Plant – which also serves customers in Ronceverte, Frankford and Renick – was shut off to keep the diesel fuel from making it into the water supply.

 

 

Stored water was being used in the interim, but that supply was gone by Sunday afternoon when Lewisburg officials reported the treatment plant had still not resumed normal operations.  We have been without water since Sunday and hope it comes back on tomorrow.  I was hoping for a snow storm...so we could melt the snow to flush toilets.  Today, we have sunshine with the temps in the mid 20s.

 

Mayor Manchester says that "all the detailed water tests taken by EPA yesterday came back negative ("no detect") on measures of diesel fuel (hydrocarbon). The state Bureau for Public Health gave us the go-ahead to start up the water plant again, and this has been done.   The water may be back on today and there will be a boil water advisory in effect for all parts of the system. for 3 to 4 days. The advisory is a health department precaution simply because the system experienced low pressure; it has nothing to do with the diesel spill that never got in the pipes. It will take 5-7 days for the water tanks to be close to normal and have all areas back with normal water pressure."

 

 

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Same thing with electricity when the lights go out and you keep reaching for the switch to turn the lights on and they don't do anything. I hope your water problems are solved quickly Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR 

Jan 27, 2015 01:30 AM #1
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I will be heading over to my friend's house to shower and wash my hair. She has well water. 

Jan 27, 2015 01:30 AM #2
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Bruce Walter
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Rebecca, yes we do take many things for granted, but water is one of the essentials for life and healthy living.  Good to know there was no contamination with your water supply, but it sure is hard waiting without your regular supply of clean and pure water.  

Jan 27, 2015 01:32 AM #3
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Thanks Paul Henderson -  I was thinking we need a well on our property. But if the electricity goes out, the well doesn't work.  Well, then I guess one could add a pump.

Jan 27, 2015 01:33 AM #4
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Bruce Walter - I agree most of us do take many things for granted...water being the big one.

Jan 27, 2015 01:34 AM #5
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Good NEWS...Water is on....shower later on today...YEA!!

Jan 27, 2015 02:42 AM #6
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR   You are so right ! A water pipe broke in our area last December and the water was shut off .  It is need to flush toilets not just to drink and wash . Luckily it only lasted overnight .. Glad your water is back on in Greenbrier County

Jan 27, 2015 03:12 AM #7
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What a hassle....I hate being without flush toilets, showers and my morning cup of coffee to say nothing of washing dishes and preparing meals.  You have my utmost sympathy, Rebecca.

Jan 27, 2015 04:20 AM #8
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We had just moved into a new house a few years ago when the remnants of a hurricane rolled through.  We had ordered a whole house generator with an underground tank, which was due to be installed the following week.  I can live without power, but being without water is pretty much impossible.  Fortunately, we had a rain barrel full of rain water so we could flush the toilets, but give me water over electricity any day. 

Jan 27, 2015 06:57 AM #9
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Hannah Williams - ahhh it was so good to take a hot shower and wash my hair. So glad we have water.

Ron Marshall - glad the water was back on today and your sympathy was much appreciated :)

 

Jan 27, 2015 06:57 AM #10
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Susan Haughton - I'm with you...I can always put on more clothes if need to keep warm...but NEED the water!

 

Jan 27, 2015 07:12 AM #11
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Rebecca, just a reminder of how vulnerable we all are. On a much smaller scale, I had a burst water pipe in my attic a few days ago. It flooded about 65% of my house.

Jan 27, 2015 08:09 AM #12
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Nick T Pappas - WOW sorry to hear this....

Jan 27, 2015 10:04 AM #13
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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR , All that because of a trucker had an accident.  Thousands were effected and inconvenienced.

Jan 27, 2015 10:15 AM #14
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I know, crazy...just lucky the deisel oil did not get into the water plant Larry Johnston .

Jan 27, 2015 10:40 AM #15
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Wow!  If I were you, I might get a Deer Park in home water cooler.  I have one because I'm paranoid about my public water supply.  

Jan 27, 2015 11:35 AM #16
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Hello Rebecca,

Oh no, what a scary event and you are so right...it is easy to forget what a convenience utilities are, until they are off!

Jan 27, 2015 11:35 AM #17
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Chris Ann Cleland - we do have a home water cooler....great for cooking and heating .... we were running low with only one bottle left.

Lisa Von Domek - so true!

Jan 27, 2015 12:22 PM #18
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