UPDATE: No more customers under West Virginia water advisory
There are no more water utility customers in West Virginia being told not to drink their tap water, officials said Saturday
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing to urge pregnant women to avoid drinking the water for now as a precaution, West Virginia American Water spokeswoman Laura Jordan said.
About 300,000 people had been advised to not drink or bathe with the water after the chemical, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, was detected in water supplies January 9.
Authorities said about 7,000 gallons of the chemical used to clean coal leaked out of a storage tank at a business and seeped into the Elk River near an intake for a West Virginia American Water treatment plant.