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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

West Virginia American Water President and Experts
Discuss Water and Infrastructure in Documentary

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will be rebroadcasting a documentary titled "Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure" on Thursday, Jan. 8.

The documentary will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring West Virginia American Water President Wayne Morgan and other industry officials. The 90-minute documentary is a production of Penn State Public Broadcasting, WPSU. It tells the story of our nation’s essential water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The documentary airs at 9 p.m. with the 30-minute roundtable discussion, which is called "West Virginia Assets: Infrastructure in the Mountain State," set to begin at 10:30.

The other panelists in the roundtable discussion include: West Virginia Water Development Authority Executive Director Chris Jarrett, a former West Virginia American Water president; West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Water and Waste Management Division Director Mike Johnson; Beckley Water Company President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Stanley; and Steptoe and Johnson Attorney John Stump, who represents a number of the state’s public service districts and public utilities.

The panelists provide insight into the obstacles utilities and regulators face in their task of providing West Virginia residents with safe, reliable drinking water. The discussion is hosted by Public Broadcasting's Scott Finn. The documentary and roundtable discussion premiered on the West Virginia television station Dec. 15.


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