DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for Weirton Area Water Board, Follansbee Hooverson Heights and Chester Municipal Water
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 Tuesday, September 13, 2016, to discuss draft Source Water Protection Plans for the Weirton Area Water Board, Follansbee Hooverson Heights and Chester Municipal Water.
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 Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Weirton City Building, 200 Municipal Plaza, Weirton, WV. Use the elevator beside the police station to enter the building.
Public comments, which will be considered by DHHR during the review process, may be submitted during the September 13, 2016 hearing or in writing by September 27, 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 Weirton Water Board’s plan, call 304-740-5020.
To obtain a copy of the plans for Follansbee Hooverson Heights and Chester Municipal Water, visit: http://www.bhjmpc.org/.
Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899