- Adding Beauty to the Fall at Barboursville Park
- UP CLOSE: Preparing to "Jump" and Taking the "Plunge" on Bridge Day Images
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Oct. 23, 2014
- Man Arrested on 8th Avenue for Heroin Delivery
- Detroit Man Arrested for Heroin Distribution
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Oct. 22, 2014
- West Virginia Film Office iPhone App to Provide On-the-Go Access to Film Industry Resources
- At Least 14 File for District Two Seat
- Huntington Council Set to Approve New Police Chief Monday Night
- BOOK REVIEW: 'Unveiling the Mind': Poems by Chicago Writer Beatriz Badikian-Gartler Reach Out to Readers
West Virginia American Water Releases New Water Distribution System Testing Results
“To further demonstrate our commitment to our customers, we voluntarily undertook this effort to continue to rebuild customer confidence in the water system and confirm that our water is the truly excellent quality that our customers expect,” said Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water. “We listened to our customers’ concerns and we believe these recent test results demonstrate that there is no reason to believe MCHM is sticking to pipes or otherwise remaining in the distribution system.”
Water samples were collected from June 5-11 following the completion of a $1.1 million project to change out nearly one million pounds of granular activated carbon from the Kanawha Valley water treatment plant’s 16 filters. Two samples were taken in each of the 24 zones that the distribution system was divided into for purposes of lifting the January Do Not Use order. A final sample was taken at the point of interconnection between the Kanawha Valley system and Queen Shoals PSD. The representative locations were identified in conjunction with state drinking water regulators at the Bureau for Public Health. Testing was performed by Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories at the lowest existing detection level, and test results can be found attached to this release and online at http://www.amwater.com/wvaw/about-us/news.html.
“Restoring full water service and full confidence in our water was not just our job – it was our promise to our neighbors and our families in the communities we serve,” McIntyre said. “Our company has served the Mountain State since 1886, and we take our responsibility of providing quality water very, very seriously. We believe our efforts demonstrate this responsibility, and this final round of testing should further alleviate uncertainty about the quality of the water distribution system following the January 9 Freedom Industries spill.”
West Virginia American Water also announced that water samples tested over the weekend at the lowest existing laboratory detection level following the June 12 storm water overflow at Freedom Industries had no detection of MCHM. This confirms testing performed last week by two local laboratories.