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New water leak in Dunbar means another outage

Charleston Daily Mail photo by Tom Hindman Jib Namsupak, owner of Max’s Place, gets water for her toilets at the water tanker in Dunbar. The signs were to be placed on the soda machines inside her business in the Dunbar Plaza.
Charleston Daily Mail photo by Tom Hindman
Jib Namsupak, owner of Max’s Place, gets water for her toilets at the water tanker in Dunbar. The signs were to be placed on the soda machines inside her business in the Dunbar Plaza.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Not more than a few days after a large water outage left 25,000 Kanawha and Putnam county customers without water, those same residents were faced with an outage again following a new water main break discovered Monday morning.

The rupture was located in the area of 39 Dunbar Ave., which is between KV Loans and Shamblin Stone and involves the same 36-inch water main that broke twice last week.

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dunbar officials issued an initial alert advising the public of a new water main break and told residents to fill bathtubs and prepare for a possible outage. At noon, the Dunbar Fire Department was telling residents to prepare for a loss of water for 36 hours.

By early afternoon, some Dunbar residents were reporting loss of water and similar reports trickled east to west throughout the day following the direction of water movement.

As of 3 p.m., bulk water tankers were on-site at Andrew Jackson Middle School, Dunbar Plaza and Nitro High School.

Putnam Public Service District also had water available at its facility in Teays Valley…

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