“What is Your Water Story?” Campaign

October 8, 2010
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The citizens of Letcher County are no strangers to the many water quality issues that have plagued the region for many years. Stories about citizens who refuse to drink their tap water abound in the region due to the poor facilities. The Eastern Kentucky Coal Field is one of the only areas in the United States that have water quality standards at pre-development levels.

Members of Headwaters Inc. are doing all that we can to combat the issues of poor water quality through stream clean ups, educational outreach and support of community development efforts. We work with local community groups and schools to improve water quality by giving the citizens of Letcher County the tools to fight this growing injustice. Water pollution is linked to public health risks and has created a culture of distrust between Letcher County citizens and those who are supposed to keep us safe. We want to help the citizens of Letcher County to take ownership of their water systems, enabling them to say, “Stop poisoning us!”

Headwaters Inc. is spearheading a new campaign, “What is your Water Story?”, to get people talking about water quality issues that they live with everyday. We believe that talking about these issues is the first step to instigating necessary change by bringing our local citizens into the conversation. We know that the people of Letcher County deserve better and want better, and we want to be part of the solution.

If you have a story, an idea, or an opinion, we want to hear it. The stories that we collect will be broadcast on our developing website and can be made available on Facebook and YouTube, as well as on DVD. To contact us about our new campaign you can call or email Clary Estes at (606)-634-8669 or letcherwater@gmail.com.

Contact:

Mary Estes

Americorps/VISTA

Phone: (606)-634-8669

FAX: (606)-633-3407

E-mail: letcherwater@gmail.com

“What is your Water Story?” 2011 Campaign

The citizens of Letcher County are no strangers to the many water quality issues that have plagued the region for many years. Stories about citizens who refuse to drink their tap water abound in the region due to the poor facilities. The Eastern Kentucky Coal Field is one of the only areas in the United States that have water quality standards at pre-development levels.

Members of Headwaters Inc. are doing all that we can to combat the issues of poor water quality through stream clean ups, educational outreach and support of community development efforts. We work with local community groups and schools to improve water quality by giving the citizens of Letcher County the tools to fight this growing injustice. Water pollution is linked to public health risks and has created a culture of distrust between Letcher County citizens and those who are supposed to keep us safe. We want to help the citizens of Letcher County to take ownership of their water systems, enabling them to say, “Stop poisoning us!”

Headwaters Inc. is spearheading a new campaign, “What is your Water Story?”, to get people talking about water quality issues that they live with everyday. We believe that talking about these issues is the first step to instigating necessary change by bringing our local citizens into the conversation. We know that the people of Letcher County deserve better and want better, and we want to be part of the solution.

If you have a story, an idea, or an opinion, we want to hear it. The stories that we collect will be broadcast on our developing website and can be made available on Facebook and YouTube, as well as on DVD. To contact us about our new campaign you can call or email Clary Estes at (606)-634-8669 or letcherwater@gmail.com.

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