I got this email from MoveOn because I signed the petition demanding clean water (because the government’s official response is ‘It’s fine, just drink it.’). They are urging people to call WV American Water and tell them you’re not drinking the water, that you don’t feel safe. If you’re still smelling chemicals or have experienced symptoms from exposure to or ingestion of the water, let them know.
"The past three weeks have been very challenging and frustrating as many of our questions remain unanswered including: When is the water going to be safe for everyone?
Last night I attended a televised Town Hall meeting in Charleston, WV at the Clay Center. When several hundred people were asked if anyone in the room was drinking the water, there was silence. We heard from community members about rashes, chemical burns, respiratory issues and ongoing concerns.
Pregnant women, infants, young children and people at risk should definitely NOT be drinking the water and limiting their exposure.
Even Dr. Gupta, the director of the county health department isn’t letting his family drink the water.
Help send a stronger message to West Virginian American Water. Demand clean, safe drinking water for everyone.
Put pressure on the national American Water company and WV American Water tonight. Their lines are open 24/7.
Your Account Number
Your story - what symptoms you’re experiencing or experienced
Why you don’t trust the water and if you feel you should not have to pay for water that’s of limited use.
And, please try not to be angry with the customer service rep - they did not spill 4-MCHM into the Elk River and were not part of the decision making chain that makes this crisis on-going today.
Why I believe making the call is important: last night my fiance and I called American Water around 11:00 pm. We talked with an empathetic customer service represenative who answered from a call center outside of West Virginia. The rep seemed surprised that so many people still aren’t drinking the water, and told us that she would have to report our complaint to their internal Quality Board. Let’s make sure that American Water, the parent company with operations across the U.S. can not ignore us. We deserve the same quality of service that American Water provides to customers across the country.
Let me know that you called by reporting your phone call here:
And please, continue to share this petition throughout West Virginia with your friends, families, and loved ones for whom this nighmare is not over.
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hey fellow ppl who menstruate!
my gynecologist told me today that she doesn’t reccomend Always brand menstrual products, especially to people with sensitive skin, because they’ve been known to irritate the vulva. She said even if you don’t notice an irritation, it can still affect yr vaginal health/make you more prone to yeast infections etc.
please spread this so we can avoid hecking up our vulvas!