BECKLEY – Six days and counting for a Raleigh County community. That’s how long they’ve been without water.
As the harsh winter weather continues to sweep across Southern West Virginia, water pipes in the ground remain frozen. That problem has left more than 100 homes in the White Pines community dry over the last week.
Officials at White Pines say they are responsible for their own pipes, meaning a phone call to a major water company isn’t the solution.
The land owners must wait for the weather to break and the ground to thaw before they can even pinpoint the problem.
Property Manager Lori Stanley lives in the park, and she says neighboring communities and churches have donated water and hot soup which has been a welcome relief in this ongoing crisis.
“I am doing everything I can, and I’m in the same boat as they are. And I’m just hoping and praying that we can get this issue resolved here soon, and get everything back in working order,” says Stanley.
“You go this many days without water it starts to wear on you.”
If you are looking to help you can contact the White Pines community at 304-252-3438.