2/7/2014 6:00 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BUD - Congressman Nick Rahall met with around 30 Wyoming County residents Friday afternoon to discuss ongoing water issues in two communities.
Residents of Bud and Alpoca said they have dealt with dirty tap water since last September and have been on a bottled water advisory.
Rahall listened to the locals' concerns and said he hopes to get clean water for everyone by working the legislative end. "Unfortunately what we see here is just so typical across southern West Virginia and that is the fact that the need for clean drinkable potable water…far outstrips the finances that are available and the money that's available," he said.
Bobbie Burrell, who lives in Bud near the water line, said residents' water get progressively worse for those who lives closer to the line. She said it has been time-consuming and expensive living on bottled water.
The East Wyoming Public Service District is holding community meetings to address these water issues. These take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Stephenson Water Plant.