Jeffrey McIntyre, President, WV American Water and The WV American Water Company
We won't drink WV American Water until it's safe for everyone
It is West Virginia American Water's responsibility to ensure that its drinking water is safe for every one of its customers. We are boycotting drinking West Virginia American Water until levels of crude MCHM are reported at undetectable levels with the best testing practices available and results made public on the West Virginia American Water website. Until the water is safe for pregnant women and all other at-risk populations, we will not drink the water.
Why is this important?
A toxic chemical was spilled into the Elk River above Charleston's main water intake on January 9, 2014 which has poisoned our water supply, putting hundreds of thousands at risk of exposure. Our friends and families have reported a chemical odor, vomiting, itchy eyes, and skin rashes due to exposure even after they were told that the water was safe for consumption after following West Virginia American Water's directions for flushing our water systems.
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