Opportunities to Get Involved Protecting Your Drinking Water

After the 2014 water crisis, West Virginia passed a law requiring water utilities to develop Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) detailing how the water utility will protect our drinking water.

Plans were submitted to the WV Bureau of Public Health in July 1, 2016. The law requires utilities to update these plans every 3 years with public input. The first round of updates are due by July 1.

We encourage you to participate in this process – clean drinking water is everyone’s responsibility!

Contact your drinking water provider and find out how you can submit comments! Check out our Drinking Water Protection Fact Sheet for suggested comments and download our toolkit, Drinking Water Protection: A Citizen’s Guide to Getting Involved, to learn more about source water protection planning.

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