07/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/23/2021 15:36
CHARLESTON, W.VA. - Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to address the elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water of homes served by the Clarksburg Water System. The letter can be read in full here.
The Members said in part, 'We were concerned to learn of the elevated levels of lead in drinking water in certain homes in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Ensuring the safety of all of the citizens of West Virginia is of the upmost importance to us. We write to request immediate assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in providing support for residents served by the Clarksburg Water System ('the System') as the System works to comply with the Emergency Administrative Order ('Emergency Order') issued by the Agency and the notice of violation issued by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR).'
The Clarksburg Water System serves approximately 18,000 residents via 8,500 service connections. Additionally, the System serves as a water supply for a number of other public water systems in the area, which service an additional 38,000 people.
The Members asked the EPA to take immediate measures and respond to questions:
The letter can be read in full here.