Dave Mistich Published

Where to Find Water: A List of Distribution Centers


As the National Guard joins Governor Tomblin as well as various county, state, and federal authorities in helping those affected by the state of emergency due a chemical leak and water advisory, we here at West Virginia Public Broadcasting will do our best to keep you informed on water distribution centers and filling stations as they become available.  Below is the most up-to-date list of these centers we have.

If there is an open distribution center not listed here: please email: dmistich@wvpublic.org

Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.

An interactive map of available water in Kanawha County and surrounding areas can be found at: http://wvfindwater.com/

Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.

Kanawha County

Dunbar Kroger Plaza
Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department
Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department – Sand Plant Station
Loudendale Volunteer Fire Department
Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department GeStamp Stamping Plant – South Charleston
Malden Volunteer Fire Department
Marmet Recreation Center
Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department
St. Albans West Side Fire Department Station
Nitro Fire Department
Tyler Mt. Volunteer Fire Department
Crossings Mall – Elkview
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department
Pratt Volunteer Fire Department
Belle Volunteer Fire Department
Charleston Fire Department – Station 1 Morris Street
Charleston Fire Department – Station 2 West Washington Street
Charleston Fire Department – Station 8 Orchard Manor
East Bank Volunteer Fire Department

Putnam County

The old Buffalo High School

911 center in Winfield (behind the courthouse)

Putnam Career and Technical Center, Eleanor

Route 34 Volunteer Fire Department

Poca High School

Frazier’s Bottom Fire Station 

Hurricane Fire Department

Lincoln County

Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department, 8049 Vine Ave., Hamlin

West Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department, 121 Guyan St., Hamlin

At 9 a.m., several locations will open to provide water:

Lincoln Primary Care Center, 7400 Lynn Ave., Hamlin

Midway Elementary School, 267 Midway Road, Alum Creek

Lincoln Public Service District Plant, 240 Little Coal River Road, Alum Creek

Logan County

Sharples Fire Department

Boone County

When water arrives, it will be available at the county’s maintenance garage, across from the courthouse in Madison as well as the Madison Fire Department

Jackson County

Ripley Fire Department and Kenna Fire Department

Goldtown Community Church, Kenna

Roane County

Walton Fire Department

Spencer Fire Department

Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.:

Centers in Kanawha County are beginning to open:

Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

815 Kanawha Terrace

St. Albans, W.Va.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home

409 6th Avenue St. Albans, W.Va.


Emergencies only until Friday morning – Opens at 7 a.m.

Chapman Funeral Home

3941 Teays Valley Road

Hurricane, W.Va.


Emergencies only until Friday morning – Opens at 7 a.m.

Saint Marks Episcopal Church

405 B Street

Saint Albans, W.Va.

Will open at 7 a.m. Friday.

West Hamlin Volunteer Fire Dept.

121 Guyan Street

West Hamlin W.Va.

Please bring your own container.

Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department

8049 Vine Ave.

Hamlin, W.Va.

They are giving out one case of water to each household that comes to their station.  Each household must show that they live in one of the affected areas.

Lincoln Co. 911 Call Center

911 Marconi Dr.

West Hamlin, W.Va.

This center is being operated by the National Guard.

Boone County 911 Center

1267 Smoot Ave.

Danville, W.Va.

This center is being operated by the National Guard.

Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department

35279 Pond Fork Rd.

Wharton, W.Va.

Crossing Baptist Church

2031 Harrison Avenue

Saint Albans, W.Va.

West Virginia Division of Highways HQ

Route 60 and Walnut Street

Saint Albans, W.Va.

Please bring you own container.

Culloden Volunteer Fire Department

2102 3rd St.

Culloden, W.Va.