MOV Health Department explains campground permitting requirements

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Many pipeline workers moving into our local area are setting up temporary campgrounds to live.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department says there's some guidelines to follow to properly and safely set up campgrounds.

The MOVHD says it gotten a lot of calls about how to get the required permit to set up campgrounds.

Specific guidelines about spacing and sewage are part of the permit requirements.

Thousands of workers are moving into the Mid-Ohio Valley to construct a pipeline that will start in Marshall County and end in Putnam County.

"One of the things that people aren't aware of is that campgrounds have to be permitted by the health department. And that's why we're trying to get that information out. It's easier to meet the requirements while you're putting in the campground versus trying to back up and do it once you've dug your trenches and things for lines and different things like that."

For more information, call the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department at 304-485-7374.

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