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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Clarksburg Water Board has made $416,000 available in its budget to address lead found in some customers’ household drinking water.
The board won’t make capital purchases this year and postponed buying items including lab equipment and three trucks, The Exponent Telegram reported.
“These items are needed. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the budget,” Jason Myers, the board’s general manager, said at a meeting on Tuesday. “However, with public health in mind ... we’re willing to forgo this.”
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said funds are available to help with the problem but asked the board to outline how much of its own money could be used, according to Myers.
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