Category Archives: West Virginia

New Program Helps Small Water Systems Protect Sources

During 2014, several drinking water contamination incidents in West Virginia and Ohio received national media attention.  The water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents was affected. Officials, regulators and water industry leaders renewed the call to action to community … Continue reading

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AWWA Webinar: Water Contamination Incidents & Response Guidance

AWWA WEBINAR: January 21, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET The most significant Emergency Preparedness & Security incidents to occur in the US in the past year have been two contamination events. The purpose of the Water Contamination … Continue reading

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USGS Study: Chemicals in W. VA River Spill Lingered Longer, Traveled Farther

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A year after the January 9, 2014 chemical spill on the Elk River that affected the drinking water of 300,000 Charleston area residents, scientists continue to provide new information to increase understanding of the chemicals in … Continue reading

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West Virginia Regulators Open Investigation into Chemical Spill

May 22, 2014 Associated Press: CHARLESTON — The state Public Service Commission opened an investigation Wednesday to determine whether the company overseeing the public water supply responded appropriately to a chemical spill in January that contaminated the tap water of … Continue reading

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Focus on Emergency Response Plans

Is your water system ready in the event on an emergency? The January 2014 water contamination event from a chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia left 300,000 residents without use of tap water for many days.  In … Continue reading

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