drinking water

WV will need to replace at least 3% of its water lines under newly proposed lead rule

BY: - November 30, 2023

A new federal proposal released Thursday would, if adopted, require West Virginia to replace at least 3% of its water service lines that are suspected to contain lead. The proposal gives all water systems in the country 10 years to find and replace at least 9.2 million lead service lines. It’s the largest update to […]

State making progress on PFAS studies, sampling but funding still not secured

BY: - September 12, 2023

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is slated to start sampling next month on more than 100 sites across the state to identify levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, in raw water, but a majority of funding for the undertaking has yet to be secured. The testing at 106 sites is necessary to […]