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Officials Lift Vienna's 'Do Not Drink' Water Advisory


Health officials have lifted the “do not drink” water advisory that had been in place in part of Wood County for nearly three months.

The News and Sentinel reports that Wood County Health Department Director Drema Mace announced the lifting of the advisory on Tuesday at the Vienna Utility Board office.

About 5,500 water customers in Vienna and Boaz had been drinking from water bottles since May 19, when Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp announced the city’s water wasn’t meeting federal guidelines.

Rapp says a new filter plant went into use Saturday and had pumped 3.5 million gallons of water through the plant by Tuesday morning.

Rapp thanked Parkersburg officials for helping supply Vienna residents with water. He says his city consumed more than a million bottles of water over 83 days.