Sign the petition and join with us to demand a safe, locally owned water system!


Nearly two years after the water crisis, New Jersey-based West Virginia American Water is still refusing to invest in a safe, reliable water system, while letting our infrastructure fall apart and raising our rates!

It's just common sense not to continue doing business with a company that doesn't provide adequate service.

We need to establish a public water system, run in the interest of West Virginia residents. 

We're organizing to build support for a locally owned, public water system in the nine counties affected by the 2014 water crisis. 

"Why do I want to be a part of this campaign? Because I know that there are 300,000 people in this state, 300,000 people like me, who care about this issue. I'm in it for my kids, for my neighbors, for West Virginia." - Paul Dalzell


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 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. 


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