Did you know that the first week in May is Drinking Water Week? A whole week to celebrate clean, healthy drinking water!
Our team at WV Rivers has put together some awesome facts and shareable items to help you know a little bit more about how our work impacts the drinking water of West Virginians (and residents of neighboring states). Be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the course of this week to learn about our work along with some fun facts about water!
Excitement is growing for the critical advocacy and collaboration we do at WV Rivers. Because of your support, we stopped the rollback of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act during the last session of the West Virginia legislature. This victory improves the life of West Virginia’s human and wildlife populations and lessens the burden of clean water on local public utilities.
Did you know there are 12 chemical and plastics manufacturers in West Virginia that discharge harmful pollutants in our drinking water supplies? WV Rivers works to hold these industries accountable to pollution standards to keep our drinking water safe. Your support makes a difference!
We also support local initiatives that keep springs and wells safe. Right now, we're partnering with folks in Pocahontas County who are organizing to keep their water safe from a potential experimental mine at the headwaters of the Tygart River. Your support makes a difference!
The next time you drink a glass of water, remember all of the people who make it safe to drink – from watershed organizations, to water utility workers, to citizen advocates. Your support makes a difference!