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Make Your Voice Heard, TONIGHT @6pm in Charleston - New Report on Dangerous Change to Drinking Water Protection

posted Aug 9, 2016, 9:57 AM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 9:59 AM ]
Water Quality Standards Hearing TONIGHT
6:00pm at the WVDEP Headquarters in Charleston

Every three years West Virginia's water quality standards are reviewed and changes are proposed. Today is the last chance to comment on proposed changes, including Category A drinking water protection. Category A keeps surface water safe for human consumption. 

The WVDEP has proposed to allow the removal of Category A for certain streams. Removal of Category A would allow dangerous pollutants into our water, putting some of our most vulnerable populations – children and pregnant women – at greater risk.

In WV Rivers' new report, The Importance of Safe Drinking Water for Protecting Women's and Children's Health, published in partnership with WV FREE and Downstream Strategies, we detail some of the dangerous toxins Category A protects us from and why removal of Category A is a bad idea. 

You can make your voice heard on the proposed changes! Submit comments online here

Be seen and heard for safe water by attending the public hearing on water quality standards TONIGHT at 6:00pm in Charleston. 

What: Water Quality Standards Public Hearing
When: Tonight, Aug. 9, 6:00pm
Where: Coopers Rock Training Room, DEP headquarters in Charleston, 601 57th St. SE, Charleston 25304

Click here to read the entire set of WVDEP’s proposed revisions to water quality standards and view our fact sheet.