The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 3, 2014

Ronceverte residents asked to conserve water

By Tina Alvey
Register-Herald Reporter

RONCEVERTE — Ronceverte residents are being asked to conserve water for a period that may last as long as 24 hours due to ice formations in the Greenbrier River.

Mayor David Smith announced at the Ronceverte City Council meeting that officials had advised him that Lewisburg would cut off the water supply to Ronceverte at around 10 p.m. Monday.

As a result, Smith said he is asking residents and businesses to take every measure possible to conserve water for the next 24 hours.

“We won’t necessarily run dry, but we might,” Smith said.

City administrator Reba Mohler said she was told that “ice in the river is creating problems in providing enough water for the whole system.”

Lewisburg operates a regional water plant that serves Lewisburg, Fairlea, Ronceverte and several rural areas in the surrounding countryside. The city’s intake is situated in the Greenbrier River at Caldwell.