West Virginia American Water Responds to Governor Tomblin’s Request for Additional Bottled Water

Updated 4 years ago Edited from a Press Release
This afternoon, West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre received a written request from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for additional bottled water resources for the communities we serve. At the time this letter was received, West Virginia
American Water had already committed to procuring 20 additional tractor-trailer loads of bottled water at the request of the Governor via a phone call earlier today. This will bring the company’s total bottled water contribution to 33 truckloads at a cost of approximately $132,000.

Furthermore, when emergency response efforts began following the chemical spill on Jan. 9, West Virginia American Water immediately deployed 14 water tankers and 6 truckloads of bottled water to assist as bulk water distribution sites. The company recently purchased two additional 7,000
gallon bulk tanker trailers, which arrived today and will be available as soon as they received proper licenses, food-grade washes and distribution headers.

All bottled and bulk water contributed by the company have been and will continue to be coordinated through the state and the National Guard for deployment.
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