What is Your Water Story?

August 5, 2011
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What is your water story? Is a video campaign by Headwaters that asks local citizens to tell their story regarding their experiences with water and water quality in the region. This campaign promotes conversation between local citizens, politicians, business owners and beyond so that the waterways of Eastern Kentucky can be improved for generations to come.

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.

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 Eastern Kentucky the tools to fight this growing injustice. Water pollution is linked to public health risks and has created a culture of distrust between Eastern Kentucky citizens and those who are supposed to keep us safe. We want to help the citizens of Eastern Kentucky to take ownership of their water systems.

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 Eastern Kentucky 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.

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