LISTEN: New Site Explores Water Woes in W.Va.
An online interactive documentary launches today. WVWaterHistory.com outlines history that lead up to the Charleston water crisis of 2014 which left 300,000 for over a week without water. The site also explores other water challenges the state has and continues to face.
Maps, data and personal stories are laid out, like the thoughts of DJ Estep of Prenter, West Virginia.
Project coordinator Gabriel Schwartzman produced the content with support of a grant from the University of California at Berkeley. In a release Schwartzman said he hopes his work puts the recent water crisis in political context, and that his take away from the project is that West Virginians need public control of their water, instead of leaving that control to private business.