While waiting for science to answer questions for 300,000 West Virginians, restaurants, clinics, and other water-based businesses -- those that can afford the cost of bottled water -- will likely outlast this crisis. Some restaurateurs, like Meena Anada, who owns Little India with her husband Harish, may use bottled water forever.
For those that ask why they should care about high education costs when they don't have children, Boyle has a ready answer. "The indebtedness of our young people affects the economy, particularly industries such as real estate," he said. "Young people are delaying purchasing home because of their large student loans."