Settlement of water crisis investigation will make water system safer
The Public Service Commission's investigation into WV American Water's response to the 2014 chemical spill has settled. The settlement contains terms that will improve the safety of our water system.
Thanks to everyone who came out, submitted public comments and participated in this investigation to make it clear that the public was watching!
Our local officials can help make a public water system reality. Let them know it matters to you.
We, the undersigned, are residents of the nine-county region served by West Virginia American Water Company’s Elk River water treatment plant. West Virginia American Water is failing to provide affordable, safe and reliable water service to our region. We believe that creating a public water system is our best chance for ensuring that we have a water system where public health and safety take priority over profits.
We call upon the county commissions of each of the counties served by West Virginia American Water’s Elk River treatment plant (Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Clay, Jackson, and Roane) to join us in publicly supporting the creation of a locally owned, public utility that will acquire the existing water system and make the improvements we need and deserve.