Huntington Water Tuesday Update

Updated 4 years ago From Press Release
West Virginia American Water said today it continues to regularly analyze water samples at the Huntington Water Treatment Plant to monitor levels of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol) following the January 9 Elk River chemical spill. Currently, test results show zero detection at the intake and finished water.

Following the chemical spill, the maximum level detected at the intake was .036 parts per million (ppm) on January 13, and .009 ppm in the
finished water. Although the lingering smell remains, it does not indicate a health issue. Data shows that the chemical plume has migrated past the
Huntington Water Treatment Plant.
Throughout this event, West Virginia American Water worked with state and federal officials, and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission to
model the plume to track the Elk River spill, along with a recent small spill that occurred in Belpre, OH.

All readings have been consistently below the health risk level of 1 ppm determined by the Center for Disease Control with the concurrence of the
West Virginia Department of Public Health and U.S. EPA. In addition, the company brought in additional chemists to help with monitoring and
continues to track and perform testing.

West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and
reliable water services to approximately 550,000 people. Founded in 1886,
American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs
approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in
more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be
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