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July 31, 2015 12:00 AM ET

Water Utilities

Company Overview of West Virginia-American Water Company

Company Overview

West Virginia-American Water Company supplies water to various communities in West Virginia. It also serves industrial clients. The company is based in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia-American Water Company operates as a subsidiary of American Water Works Company, Inc.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Charleston, WV 25302-3932

United States



Key Executives for West Virginia-American Water Company

Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

West Virginia-American Water Company Key Developments

A Federal Judge Refuses to Throw Out a Lawsuit Filed Against West Virginia American Water and Eastman Chemical over the January 2014 Chemical Leak

A federal judge this week refused to throw out a lawsuit filed against West Virginia American Water and Eastman Chemical over the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated drinking water supplies for 300,000 residents in Charleston and surrounding communities. The class-action suit alleges the water company did not adequately prepare or respond to the leak, which occurred just 1.5 miles upstream from its regional water intake. It alleges Eastman - which manufactured the chemical MCHM and sold it to Freedom Industries - did not properly test the chemical or warn buyers or the public about potential health impacts. In two orders issued this week, U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver dismissed some parts of the case, but said he would allow lawyers for residents and businesses to continue to pursue large portions of their claims against West Virginia American and Eastman. Copenhaver dismissed one count and partially dismissed two counts out of the 12 counts that lawyers for West Virginia American had sought to have thrown out. In a 46-page opinion, the judge threw out a legal claim for private nuisance and partially dismissed claims concerning violations of state and federal drinking water rules and alleging a violation of consumer protection law.

Plaintiffs Add Yeager Airport, Eastman Chemical, West Virginia-American Water and American Water Works to the Lawsuit of Chemical Leak

Yeager Airport has been added to a lawsuit that now claims the airport's poor management of a construction project contributed to the January chemical leak that left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without usable water for more than a week. In a consolidated class-action complaint filed June 20, 2014 in federal court, plaintiffs allege the airport's runway extension project, which began in 2004, caused stormwater runoff to disturb the Freedom Industries tank farm and eventually led to the failure of the tank that leaked MCHM. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed since the coal-cleaning chemical leaked into the region's water supply from Freedom Industries' Etowah River Terminal tank farm on the Elk River - directly below Yeager Airport. The new complaint also now names Triad Engineering as a defendant. That company worked for Yeager on the extension project. Also, according to the complaint, multiple citations were handed out for violating the construction permit for failure to install traps to collect stormwater runoff. The lawsuit also names Eastman Chemical Co., which makes 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, known as "Crude MCHM. It is being sued for, plaintiffs say, ignoring studies that prove the dangers of the chemical. The lawsuit also claims West Virginia American Water and its parent company American Water Works, should have recognized the risk of having the chemical company just upriver from its intake.

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