CHARLESTON, W.Va. —
“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, here we go,’ and all of the faucets went on. Of course, I have not brushed my teeth or rinsed my mouth with the water yet, I’m still kind of waiting on that.”
Water distribution stations continued to hand out water and the water company said it could be days before the entire system is back. Officials lifted the ban in a strict, methodical manner to help ensure the water system was not overwhelmed.
The water crisis started Thursday when a chemical used in coal processing leaked from a Freedom Industries plant into the nearby Elk River.
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