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Kanawha County Schools returning to tap water

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Schools in Kanawha County will resume using tap water next week.

West Virginia’s largest school district has been supplying bottled water in schools for students to use and for cooks to prepare food with since January’s chemical leak into the Elk River but said that would end Monday.

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Ron Duerring sent an email to school board members just before 7 a.m. Friday announcing the decision, saying parents would be notified Friday or Saturday evening.

“This will give parents time to purchase supplies if they decide to send bottled water or pack lunches,” Duerring said in the email.

An automated call went out at about 6 p.m. Friday informing parents of the decision.

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