Crews have been working around the clock to complete a connection between Parkersburg and Vienna water in light of the EPA’s new health advisory on C8 or perfluorooctaonic acid.
While Parkersburg’s water has measurable quantities of the industrial solvent, the most recent sampling, which was done last September, indicated that with the most polluted well out of service the city of Parkersburg’s water was less polluted than Vienna’s.
The connection is a temporary measure to allow Vienna consumers south of 23rd Street to use Parkersburg water over the next couple of months while carbon filtration is installed to reduce the levels of the contaminant in Vienna water.
Vienna restaurants have posted what food is prepared with Vienna water in keeping with health department requirements. Bottled water is available for consumers at four checkpoints: Grand Central Mall, the John Mansville property on River Road, the Vienna Utility Board garage and Family Carpet in Boaz.
The connection between Parkersburg and Vienna is expected to be completed today. Water lines will be flushed once the work is completed.