JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
504 South Church Street
Ripley, West Virginia 25271
(304) 372-2634 phone
(304) 372-1096 fax
1/23/14 WV American Water Update:
Testing is ongoing and State officials are continuing to work with CDC and other experts to ensure the safety of the water for those affected. It was reported that another material was part of the chemical release that occurred on January 9, 2014. The material has been identified as a proprietary mixture of polyglycol ethers (PPH). It was in the same tank as the MCHM and entered the water system. The leak of the PPH was a relatively small percentage (5%) of the total volume in the tank. Due to the small percentage, it is likely that the amount in the water system would be extremely low. However, the water system has not been tested for this material.
An inital review of the currently available toxicologic information does not suggest any new health concerns associated with the release of PPH. Toxicologic information is limited on PPH, however the CDC/ATSDR will continue to work closely with the State of West Virginia and its Federal partner agencies to search for additional relevant information.
1/13/2014 - WV American Water Update:
WV American Water and the WV Bureau for Public Health are advising those who have been affected to flush their plumbing if you are in one of the affected zone. Please zone information please visit the www.westvirginiaamwater.com or call 1-800-685-8660 or 1-855-390-4569. For directions on flushing your plumbing system, click here. For those who have a septic system, click here for directions on flushing your plumbing.
AGAIN, IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT WITH WATER FROM THE RIPLEY PSD, RAVENSWOOD PSD, COTTAGEVILLE, EVANS, NORTHERN OR SOUTHERN JACKSON PSDs YOU ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE WATER ALERT THAT WENT OUT LATE THIS EVENING. YOUR WATER IS SAFE TO USE AS NORMAL.
In the business of public health since 1958, for more than 50 years the Jackson County Health Department has been dedicated to the residents of Jackson County, West Virginia. Working to prevent and reduce disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect our community and environment.
The mission of the Jackson County Health Department is to empower and guide our county residents to become more preventive oriented and to enhance their environmental and physical health through education.
To accomplish this mission, the Jackson County Health Department will maintain an effective surveillance system with community partners ready to respond to a natural and/or intentional threat to our county.
Jackson County Health Department does not accept food handler cards obtained from classes taken on the internet.