CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has requested that West Virginia American Water provide potable and bottled water to West Virginians in the areas affected by the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill.
“Immediately following West Virginia American Water’s DO NOT USE order on Jan. 9, I began working with the West Virginia National Guard and Office of Emergency Services to provide water and supplies to impacted citizens,” Gov. Tomblin said. “While the DO NOT USE order has been lifted, we continue to receive calls from constituents and organizations requesting water be made available to their communities. To address this need, I have asked West Virginia American Water Company to make available potable and bottled water to West Virginians in the affected areas.”
Gov. Tomblin sent the letter making the request to WVAW President Jeff McIntyre. To read the letter in its entirety, click here.