High School Football

National Guard steps in to help Cedar Grove water system

CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. — The West Virginia National Guard is assisting a Kanawha County community facing water distribution problems.

Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy said Friday afternoon the Guard will truck water to Cedar Grove, East Bank and Glasgow this weekend to refill three water tanks owned and operated by the Cedar Grove water system. The banks have been at low levels in recent days.

Hardy said Cedar Grove’s is low because it’s been helping West Virginia American Water customers and it’s had its own line breaks because of the cold weather.

Cedar Grove has its own system that takes in water from the Kanawha River and services residents and businesses in Cedar Grove, Glasgow and East Bank. Hardy said their help during the water crisis has been significant.

“They’ve been willing to provide water to other parties in the Upper Kanawha Valley and now we need to step forward and help them,” Hardy said.

The National Guard is getting the water from West Virginia American Water’s plant in Montgomery, which is was not impacted by the water crisis on the Elk River. The Guard will also be assisting in a water line break in Cedar Grove’s system.

Commissioner Hardy hopes things are back to normal by the end of the weekend. The commissioner stopped short of calling the Cedar Grove situation a crisis.

“It certainly has the potential to be a problem, a big problem. You have a nursing home involved there, two good sized schools, we’ve got to get a handle on this quickly,” Hardy said.


More News

West Virginia Coal Association president backs upgrades to coal-fired plants
Chris Hamilton's comments on Monday's "MetroNews Talkline" came days after the Public Service Commission of West Virginia held a public hearing about Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power's request to increase rates to upgrade the John Amos, Mountaineer and Mitchell facilities.
September 27, 2021 - 11:30 pm
Testimony begins in McCauley trial
Andy McCauley Jr. has been charged for the disappearance and death of 15-year-old Riley Crossman.
September 27, 2021 - 8:45 pm
Monongalia County BOE president thankful following levy approval
The levy has been in place since the late 1970s and provides the district with funding for daily operations, programs and technology.
September 27, 2021 - 7:46 pm
SBA hears updated plans from Lincoln and Upshur County school systems
Upshur County will seek a bond to make school improvements and Lincoln County is now cleared to seek funding for a much needed new elementary school to serve the Duval-Midway community.
September 27, 2021 - 2:31 pm

Your Comments