Gary officials still seeking long-term solution to water issues

GARY, WV (WOAY) – The Gary water crisis has ended temporarily, but city officials are still looking for a long term solution. 

Recently a new water pump was put in to replace the one that was damaged by mine runoff, and now the citizens all have running water and are no longer on a boil water advisory. But they still need to find funds to replace some pumps, as well as solve some other issues.

Gary’s Police Chief S.P. McKinney says the town is still looking for a long-term solution. 

“We’re hoping to get that money within two months, replace those pumps and then develop a plan to get some spares. In the meantime, the search continues for a new water source that does not have as much iron in it.”

The town is working with the Appalachian Regional Commission to help allocate funding for new pumps, and is expected to obtain it in a few months time.