Public hearing discusses drinking water bill in West Virginia House

The future of West Virginia's drinking water was on tap at the Capitol.

A public hearing on the controversial House Bill 2506 was held Monday morning where the House Judiciary Committee addressed citizen concerns.

The delegates who introduced the bill say its purpose is to require permit limits calculated using design flows recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the protection of human health.

But the West Virginia Environmental Council believes the bill will allow more toxins to be dumped into drinking water supplies.

Many people say tourism plays a big role in the state and lots of people come to enjoy the water. Some believe the passing of the bill would jeopardize water quality, human health and the economy.

A rally also was held in the Capitol Rotunda at 10:15 a.m. Monday,

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