West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for WVAW Bluefield; WVAW Bluestone; Town of Athens; Bluewell PSD; Green Valley Glenwood PSD; Green Valley Glenwood PSD Bulltail; Town of Pocahontas

10/4/2016

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 for West Virginia American Water Bluefield; West Virginia American Water Bluestone; Town of Athens; Bluewell Public Service District; Green Valley Glenwood Public Service District; Green Valley Glenwood Public Service District Bulltail; and Town of Pocahontas. 

The intent of a Source Water Protection Plan is to identify strategies to minimize potential threats to source water and prepare for spills or other emergencies that could affect water service. If approved, the Plan would be valid for three years.

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Bluefield City Hall, 200 Rogers Street, Bluefield, WV.

Public comments, which will be considered by DHHR during the review process, may be submitted during the October 12, 2016 hearing or in writing by October 26, 2016 via mail, fax or email. Written comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues being raised. Issues should be kept relevant to the draft plan.

Persons interested in submitting comments may do so by using one of the following means: 

  • U.S. Mail: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health, 350 Capitol Street, Room 313, Charleston, WV 25301-3713 Attn: Source Water Protection Program
  • Fax: 304-558-4322 with “Protection Plan Comments” written near the top
  • Email: EEDSourceWaterProtection@wv.gov with “Protection Plan Comments” in the subject line

Questions regarding how to submit comments for the public hearing may be directed to (304) 356-4270.

To obtain a copy of the plans for West Virginia American Water Bluefield and Bluestone, visit: http://www.amwater.com/wvaw/water-quality-and-stewardship/source-water-protection/page26237.html

To obtain a copy of the other plans visit: http://www.regiononepdc.org/plans

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899

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