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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Clarksburg Water Board held a special meeting Wednesday evening to consider the proposed Corrective Action Plan due to residents testing positive for lead.
Officials with the Clarksburg Water Board approved the action plan. That action plan includes four major tasks which will require the board to review eight thousand service connections to identify actual or suspected lead service lines. Secondly, the board will perform increased system-wide sampling to identify lead contamination. Thirdly, they will investigate and test alternative corrosion control methods.
“Lead lines were used for 40 or 50 years throughout the state and the country. I know there are estimates of 20 thousand lead lines in the state, that is probably grossly underestimated, there are probably 100,000 lead lines still in use.” said Paul Howe, President of the Clarksburg Water Board.
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