But Wright said she couldn't do it without help. Ordinarily she has a staff of seven full-time sanitarians, but about 20 were out and about on Tuesday.
Wright said it can take from one to two hours to completely inspect a large restaurant. "That's why we need extra help," she said. "It's not an inspection you can do in five minutes."
Wright said inspection teams were going into areas and fanning out to hit several restaurants at once.
She said inspection teams will go into areas as soon as water company officials tell them it's safe to use the water. The health department's goal is to get every restaurant in a given water zone open within 24 hours of notification that it's safe to use the water.
Stanley, who had been operating using bottled soft drinks and bagged ice since Sunday, said he was "ecstatic" to be given full approval again from the health department on Tuesday. Passing the inspection meant he could flush his water lines, replace all the filters in his equipment, and go back to business as usual.
A call from local officials to support local restaurants hurt by the water ban was helping, as well.
"Today we just got blown out of the water," he said Tuesday afternoon from the bustle of a restaurant filled to capacity. "The past two days have gotten us over the hump."
Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215