CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Cagney Holbrook said she doesn't know what it would take for her to drink and cook with her tap water again.
She said months, maybe a year, probably wouldn't be enough time to restore her trust in the water supply.
Some residents are still afraid to drink and cook with water from their taps, days after West Virginia American Water officials said everyone affected by the Freedom Industries chemical leak could flush their pipes and resume use.
Water company and state officials say the water is consistently testing below 1 part per million of the chemical, a coal cleaning product known as Crude MCHM.
Holbrook, a Spring Hill resident, was shopping for groceries with her mother, Lisa Holbrook, at the Kroger in South Charleston on Monday.
Lisa Holbrook, of Alum Creek, said she and her daughter each have about 12 cases of water saved.
"We won't need to drink the water for a long time," she said.
Cagney Holbrook said she's worried about her daughter being given water when she returns to preschool Tuesday. She's going to send her to school with several bottles of water.
"I'm also going to send a note with her," she said.
Both women said their water still carries the licorice odor of the chemical even after flushing their systems several times.