Water company to hold ‘WaterFest’ at treatment plant

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water will host a “WaterFest” Saturday at its treatment plant in Charleston to let people see how water is treated and delivered.

The free festival will offer tours of the treatment plant, demonstrations, water games, a slip and slide, children’s activities and refreshments.

It will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant on Court Street.

Parking will be available at the nearby United Way and also under the interstate bridge on Court Street, near Donnally Street.

The water company said that since the Jan. 9 chemical leak, they’ve realized that customers are more interested in the water treatment process.

“This heightened awareness of the value of clean, reliable tap water makes our WaterFest an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about our drinking water,” said West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre.

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