The boil water advisory in St. Albans has been lifted.
A representative in St. Albans City Hall tells 13 News the advisory was lifted around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday.
Test results were returned from the state lab indicating the water is safe to drink and use.
The city came under a great deal of scrutiny from many residents for not getting the word out faster about the original advisory.
Mayor Dick Callaway said a small amount of water from a clear water tank overflowed into the filtering system Saturday morning or afternoon. After the situation was corrected the city contacted the state to report what had happened. He said that is routine procedure in these situations. At that point the city was told to issue a boil water advisory and spread the word to the community by contacting media outlets in the area. Callaway said he was advised to report the notice to the media. He said it was difficult to reach media outlets by phone, including television and radio stations, because it was the weekend.
According to the advisory that was issued over the weekend, residents can call Mark Smith for more information about the boil water notice. That number is 304-727-6757. Residents who are concerned about the safety of the water may also call the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.