Precautionary Measures Taken for Algal Bloom Near Huntington
West Virginia American Water initiated a contingency plan today for a temporary backup water supply in Huntington. The need for a temporary backup water supply to the treatment plant is because of increased algal bloom activity on the Ohio River. West Virginia American Water was notified late last Friday by ORSANCO that algal blooms has been detected on the Ohio River upstream from Huntington.
Since then West American Water has followed United States EPA recommendations, which include monitoring the water quality and enhancing treatment techniques. Results so far show no impact from the algal bloom in the Huntington water system. And the system continues to meet all drinking water standards.
West Virginia American water says so far all actions are precautionary and there is no water advisories needed.