Responding to the Freedom Industries chemical spill
If your community is in need of water, you should (in addition to calling the governor’s office directly at 304-558-2000), also contact your county’s emergency management agency. Phone numbers for these agencies are available here.
The volunteer-run Facebook page, WV Clean Water Hub, is connecting communities that need water with volunteers who are delivering water.
Rain barrels can be used to collect rain water to use for non-potable uses. Details about upcoming rainwater harvesting workshop here. Last year, the city of Charleston hosted rain barrel workshops. Contact the city’s Storm Water Management department to see if they are continuing this program. Connect with the citizen-led Charleston Rain Catchers on Facebook for ongoing updates and information about rainwater harvesting.