West Virginia Water To Start Changing Filters

If you've been concerned about that funny licorice smell in the water,here's some news that should brighten your day. West Virginia American Water will begin changing out all of its water filters today. A lot of people are still buying bottled water for drinking and cooking. It's been three months since the initial water troubles began,with some people reporting nausea and burning eyes. Water company officials say it has taken them this long to start changing the filters because of weather problems and production volumes. However, spokesperson Laura Jordan says the goal of changing out the carbon in all 16 filters at the treatment plant demonstrates their commitment to their customers. It will take about 8 weeks to finish changing all the filters. Meanwhile, Jordan says the Kanawha Valley Plant continues to produce water that meets all drinking water standards.