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Water service was restored overnight last night to the final handful of customers in higher elevations experiencing water outages following repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. As of 8 a.m., all primary water storage tank levels had returned to normal operating levels. ...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 150 customers in the Staunton Road area of South Charleston. The affected area includes Staunton Avenue, Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus, Daniels Avenue from Central Avenue to Powers...
West Virginia American Water has made significant progress on repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar in response to a leak that developed on a newly installed section of pipe yesterday. Crews are currently working to execute an engineering solution different than last week’...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for any customers in the following communities who experience low water pressure or no water as a result of repairs to a 36-inch transmission main in Dunbar today: Woodrum Lane area of Charleston, Dunbar, St. Alban...
West Virginia American Water is again making repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar in response to a leak that developed on the newly installed section of pipe earlier today. The work required an emergency shutdown of the main and re-excavation of the site, which revealed t...
West Virginia American Water has restored service to all but a handful of customers in its Kanawha Valley system following repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. System pressure is increasing across all areas west of Dunbar, and the company expects to see even more signifi...
West Virginia American Water has completed repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar following two leaks on a newly installed section of pipe that required a complete reconfiguration of the repair. The system’s west relay station in Dunbar has been restarted, and normal system...
Water service has been restored to all customers in the western end of the West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley water system following extensive repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. Customers in the highest elevations of Cross Lanes and Nitro regained their wate...
West Virginia American Water has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers west of Dunbar in the company’s Kanawha Valley system following a break on a 36-inch transmission main in Dunbar, which has been repaired. The advisory is lifted for all customers in the communiti...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for all customers in the Culloden area. In the company’s original advisory associated with the 36” break in Dunbar, only customers in the Culloden area who experienced low water pressure or disruptions in service w...
Repairs are complete on the 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar following extensive work to address a second leak that developed yesterday morning. Crews have re-opened two river crossing lines serving the Dunbar area and will be re-opening 36-inch valves on either side of the work s...
Work has continued overnight to repair a second leak that developed yesterday morning on a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. The leak developed at the site of the transition adaptor where a joint of newly installed pipe was fitted to the original pipe. Following extensive excavati...
West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair a new leak that occurred this morning on a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar following successful repairs completed last night. Crews worked all day to re-excavate and access the pipe. At 5 p.m., crews determined that the pip...
fter repairing and returning a 36-inch water transmission main to service overnight, West Virginia American Water is resuming work to address a new leak that occurred around 6 a.m. at the same site where yesterday’s work was completed. Excavation crews immediately returned to the site and ...
Ten years ago, West Virginia became one of the first 10 states in the nation to launch a statewide, three-digit, toll-free phone system linking people in need with the social programs and community services that can help them.  Last year, more than 41,000 state residents used the West Virg...
Millions of lives around the world have been saved since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality. A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington reveals the encouraging statistics.  Dr. Rahul Gupta, M.D., ...
 Members of the West Virginia Senate took time on the final day of the legislative session to honor Dr. Rahul Gupta for "leading the charge" on health care issues. ...
The CDC has released information on an emerging "superbug" that is spreading through hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the country, including Kanawha County....
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will launch the on-line access to Kanawha County food service inspection reports. ...
In recent weeks, Kanawha County has seen a rise in cases of gastrointestinal illness, or the "stomach bug," possibly caused by a virus known as norovirus. ...
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is announcing a recent rise in influenza cases in Kanawha County....
Health Officer and Executive Director of KCHD, Dr. Rahul Gupta, lectured at the West Virgina University School of Medicine this fall on public health in our state.  Click here to watch his full lecture....
Health Officer and Executive Director of KCHD, Dr. Rahul Gupta, lectured at the WVU School of Medicine this fall on public health in West Virginia.  Click here to see the presentation...