Know our water system is broken? Want to do something about it?
Communities in Florida and Montana fought to take public control over their private water systems - and won! Join us on September 22nd to hear their success stories. (More info here). They did it, we can too!
West Virginia American Water just filed for another rate increase!
Just two months after getting a 15.1% rate increase, WV American Water is back for more. Read all about it on our blog.
Bottom line: Until our local elected officials get serious about a public water system, we will continue to be hostage to an out-of-state company that imposes its corporate priorities and demands high profits.
So what can we do? We're pushing the Kanawha County Commission to take the lead on a public water system study for the Kanawha Valley. Want to be a part of this next phase of our campaign? Here's how!
This rate hike request is just one more example of a system that is not working for ratepayers. West Virginia American Water wants to make 9.75% profit on investments that have almost no risk to the company. Outrageous.
Our Local Officials Can Help Make a Public Water System a 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.