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Sen. Mike Green, D-Raleigh, said residents in the Bud/Alpoca area finally have the drinking water they deserve.

“I know the Charleston water crisis made national headlines, but the scope and duration of this event affected the residents of Wyoming County as much or more than the Elk River situation,” he said.

The Department of Health and Human Resources representatives lifted the boil water advisory April 23 in the area of Wyoming County.

“After more than six months, residents in the Bud/Alpoca area now have the clean water they deserve,” Green said in a statement on April 24. “In this day and age, all people in West Virginia should have access to clean drinkable water.

Green commended the West Virginia Public Service Commission for their effort in working out details between land owners, public service districts and utilities. 

“I also want to thank General Jim Hoyer and the West Virginia National Guard for its quick response in regards to my request for assistance during this unfortunate time," he said.