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Advocates for a Safe Water System NonProfit Community Organizations / Foundations

714 Helen Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 814-9870
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Meet monthly at Asbury United Methodist Church

about us

Advocates for a Safe water System is an all-volunteer community organization that formed during the 2014 water crisis. Since then, we have pushed for and obtained a Public Service Commission investigation into WV American Water's response to the 2014 Elk River spill; we intervened at the Public Service Commission to oppose WV American Water's request for a 28% rate hike; and we have engaged hundreds of citizens in advocating for a safe water system. Local businesses have lost millions of dollars as a result of the 2014 water crisis and subsequent main breaks. A strong local economy depends on safe water. We are advocating for the creation of a locally owned, public water system in the Kanawha Valley to replace West Virginia American Water. We believe that creating a public water system is the only way to have a water system that is accountable to the priorities and needs of our community.


  • We have intervened in multiple cases before the Public Service Commission to advocate for a safe water system .
  • We regularly present to local businesses and community groups about the state of our water system.
  • We have reached thousands of local residents through public forums, hearings, presentations and other public events.
  • Volunteers come from all works of life, but we are united by our desire for a safe, reliable & affordable water system.
  • Our organization grows each month and welcomes new volunteers. If your're concerned about safe water, join us.