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WV Agencies Discuss Draft Source Water Protection Plans

October 16th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services held a public hearing on Thursday to discuss draft Source Water Protection Plans for Frankfort PSD, City of Keyser and City of Piedmont Water Treatment Plants. 

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. 

Public comments, which will be considered by DHHR during the review process, may still be submitted in writing by October 27 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

To download a copy of Frankfort PSD, City of Keyser and City of Piedmont Source Water Protection Plans, visit http://www.regioneight.org/PublicReviewDocuments.htm

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