Situation Improves, But Water Ban Still in Effect

The numbers have improved, the the use ban is still in effect. Once acceptable readings are found the ban will be lifted by zones, and tests collected at 7 a.m. Sunday showed 0 parts per million. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says the results are encouraging. Hundreds of samples have been taken and sent to 10 labs in West Virignia and some have been flown to Ohio and Pennsylvania for readings. There's still no timetable when the ban will be lifted. Once the ban is lifted, West Virginia American Water will release an interactive map to allow customers to have a clear picture of their zone. Downtown Charleston will be the first zone to get the green light. Kanawha City will be the second zone followed by South Charleston. The first zone includes 25,000 West Virginia American customers. The zones were selected in this order to get four major hospitals back to full operation. For more Charleston / Kanawha Valley news, go to WSAZ.COM