High water causes concerns


Sewage treatment facility serving Hidden Valley flooded

Martha Sparks - [email protected]



More than 89 families were blocked in Hidden Valley at Chapmanville Tuesday morning by high water. It was reportedly the only area in the county to experience flooding.


CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Snow melt along with rain has caused localized flooding in areas surrounding Logan County, but the only report of high water in Logan County occurred at Hidden Valley.

More than 80 residents were blocked in the residential area Tuesday morning by high water.

“For the past two years we have had an issue with drainage at the mouth of the hollow,” Hidden Valley resident Melissa Johnson said.

She said the issue with the drainage at the head of the hollow has been ongoing for the last 15 years.

“Culvert separation is the key to this whole situation,” Johnson said.

Johnson said the need to get a solution to the problem has become desperate.

“Now that it is affecting the sewage treatment plant, we have a desperate need to get something done,” Johnson said.

The sewage treatment facility was surrounded by high water Tuesday morning and according to Johnson, was not functioning correctly.

“It can’t clean and do its job,” Johnson said.

It was reported to the Logan Banner that the sewage treatment facility is privately owned.

More than 89 families were blocked in Hidden Valley at Chapmanville Tuesday morning by high water. It was reportedly the only area in the county to experience flooding.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_HiddenValleyBlocked1-CMYK.jpgMore than 89 families were blocked in Hidden Valley at Chapmanville Tuesday morning by high water. It was reportedly the only area in the county to experience flooding.
Sewage treatment facility serving Hidden Valley flooded

Martha Sparks

[email protected]

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