Water System Public Meeting

The City of Elkins will hold a public informational presentation on upcoming changes and improvements to the City’s water treatment plant and distribution system. All individuals interested in learning more about the City’s drinking water system are encouraged to attend.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Discussion on current issues and concerns with the City’s water treatment plant and distribution system
  • Planned changes to the current water treatment process
  • Overview of the Water Improvement Project and its expected benefits

The public meeting will be held at the Elkins Recreation and Event Center at 6:30 p.m. on July 20, 2016.



A new community information service for City residents

The City of Elkins is in the process of creating its own database to notify residents of alerts in a faster manner. These alerts can be sent to residents via text message and/or email in a matter of minutes through Nixle, a community information service.

If you would like to sign up to receive alerts, email Operations Assistant Melody Himes at mhimes@cityofelkinswv.com. Please note your preference to receive alerts via text and/or email. Your information will be added to the database and will not be shared with an outside party.

We would like to thank the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management for graciously sharing access to this service.

For more information, please contact the City of Elkins Operations Division at 304-636-1414 ext. 1437.

Citywide hydrant flushing and flow testing

Citywide hydrant flushing and flow testing will begin at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, May 16th and continue until all hydrants have been flushed and tested. Hydrant flushing is necessary to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution lines. Hydrant flow testing is necessary to ensure that the hydrants are capable of providing water at an acceptable pressure and flow rate for firefighting operations.
As a result of the line flushing process, residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience cloudy or discolored water. To clear the water, allow cold water faucets to run for approximately 10 minutes. If the water does not clear, try again in one hour. Use caution before washing laundry, especially light colored items.

Elkins Recreation and Event Center Open House

Exciting developments are underway at the Elkins Recreation and Event Center.  Formerly the Elkins National Guard Armory, the building has undergone significant renovations and is primed to be used for a variety of functions – including, but not limited to, concerts, fundraisers, dinners and sporting events.

We are opening our doors to the public on May 18 for a grand opening.  An open meeting of the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a ribbon cutting with the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.  Guests will be invited to tour the facility – either with a guide or at their own discretion. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Elkins Recreation and Event Center, Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission and City of Elkins, would like to cordially invite you to attend this exciting event. We encourage you to come and see for yourself the progress we’ve made at the facility and find out more about our plans for the future.

Get Involved in Source Water Protection


The City of Elkins has developed a Source Water Protection Plan and would like to invite all customers to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Elkins City Hall located at 401 Davis Avenue. Please join us to review and comment on the plan.

Please contact the Operations Division for additional information at 304-635-7021. You may also review the SWPP flyer for additional information.


Hydrant flow test

A hydrant flow test will take place on Friday, October 2nd at the old National Guard Armory between 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m. Customers in this area may experience cloudy water as a result.

Online Utility Bill Payment Now Available

Great news! You may now pay your utility bill online. Click here to do so.

Online Comp Plan Survey–In case you missed Monday’s event

If you missed Monday’s Comprehensive Plan Workshop, you can add your input by taking the one-page survey at the following link, which works best if you copy and paste it into your browser:


Here is some more information about the workshop/survey, and where we are in the process.

City of Elkins Open House Workshop

The City of Elkins has been developing a comprehensive plan for the past year that will direct future development and detail high priority projects. The comprehensive plan recommendations and future growth plan will be available for the public to view at an Open House Workshop on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Old Brick Playhouse. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and can drop in anytime from 5 PM to 7 PM for a few minutes or stay the full two hours.
The priority projects recommended in the plan have been developed to address a variety of issues and concerns raised by residents and municipal officials throughout the planning process. The plan will allow for community leaders to focus on the implementation of these priority projects that will enhance the quality of life for Elkins residents. Meeting attendees will be asked to help prioritize projects that they feel are the most important in the future success of Elkins.

Council meeting cancelled: July 3

The Elkins Common Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 3 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be July 17 at 7 p.m.

Location change: Elkins Offering Firefighter Test

Please note that the location for the Elkins firefighter written examination has been changed. The test will still be given on August 9, at 9 a.m., but the new location is:

Elkins Fire Department, 2nd Floor 216 4th StreetElkins, WV 26241

The downloadable application packet has been updated to reflect the change. (http://cityofelkinswv.com/images/PDFs/ElkinsFDapp2014.pdf)