Boil Water in Fifth Ward

Last modified on December 2nd, 2021 at 09:41 am

Update as of Dec. 2, 9 a.m.: The Boil Water Notice in Fifth Ward has been lifted after lab testing found no contamination.

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As a result of loss of pressure on a water main caused by a leak, a Boil Water Notice has been issued for water customers in Fifth Ward in the area bounded by Eleventh Street, South Davis Avenue, and the Tygart River. (See map at the bottom of this post.) The earliest update concerning this notice will be on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 2.

Boil Water Notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. The presence or absence of contamination must be confirmed by an independent lab through a testing process that requires at least 24 hours after delivery of a sample. For more information about what to do under a Boil Water Notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

South Elkins Boil Water Advisory

Last modified on November 27th, 2021 at 10:16 am

** Update: November 27, 10:15 AM**
The boil water notice in South Elkins has been lifted. Laboratory testing found no contamination.

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As a result of loss of pressure on a water main caused by a leak, a Boil Water Notice has been issued for water customers in South Elkins in the area bounded by Bond Lane, Ward Avenue, the Tygart River, and Whiteman Avenue. (See map at the bottom of this post.)

Boil Water Notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. The presence or absence of contamination must be confirmed by an independent lab through a testing process that requires at least 24 hours after delivery of a sample. For more information about what to do under a Boil Water Notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

Thanksgiving Week Closures and Schedule Changes

The following closures and schedule changes will be in effect during Thanksgiving week:

  • Elkins City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/25-26).
  • There will be no garbage collection on Monday (11/22) or Thursday (11/25).
  • Garbage normally collected Mondays will be collected starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday (11/21).
  • Garbage normally collected Thursdays will be collected starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday (11/24).
  • Garbage normally collected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will be collected on the regular schedule.

External Affairs Specialist
Sutton Stokes
sstokes@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1212
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

Utilities Shutoff Date: November 9

The next shutoff date for overdue utility accounts is Tuesday, November 9.
 
To avoid shutoff, please bring your account up to date before Tuesday. You may pay your bill online, via U.S. mail, by dropping payment in the secure payment box located in the parking lot behind city hall, or in person at the front counter on the main floor of city hall.
 
Make online payments here.
 
If you (the person whose name is on the account) would like to discuss setting up a payment plan or have questions about your bill, please contact Utility Billing at (304) 636-1414, ext. 1715 or 1720. You may also pay by phone at these numbers.
 
More information about utility billing is available here.

10/31: Boil Water on Graham Street

Last modified on November 2nd, 2021 at 10:36 am

Update as of 11/2, 10:35 a.m.: This Boil Water Notice is now lifted.

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As a result of motor-vehicle damage to a fire hydrant, a Boil Water Notice has been issued for water customers on Graham Street between South High Street and Randolph Avenue.

Boil Water Notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. The presence or absence of contamination must be confirmed by an independent lab through a testing process that requires at least 24 hours after delivery of a sample. For more information about what to do under a Boil Water Notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

Boil Water Notice Near Taylor & Ward

Last modified on October 27th, 2021 at 08:54 am

Update as of 10/27, 8:45 a.m.: The boil-water notice has been lifted.

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As a result of a water-main break near Ward Avenue and Taylor Avenue, a boil-water notice has been issued. This boil-water notice affects water customers on:

  • Ward Avenue, between Lavalette and South Gate
  • Taylor Avenue, south of Sixteenth Street

Work to repair this break may affect water pressure throughout a wider area, but the boil-water notice is limited to the above customers. Water system employees are working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Boil-water notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. Detection of contamination requires analysis by an independent lab. For more information about what to do under a boil-water notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the boil water advisory is lifted. This cannot occur until at least 24 hours after repairs are completed. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

Update 2: River Street Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Last modified on October 17th, 2021 at 10:18 am

Update as of 10/17, 10:13 a.m.: The boil-water advisory for River Street customers has been lifted.
Update as of 10/16, 10:15 a.m.: River Street customers remain under a boil-water advisory. The next update will be Sunday.

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Original post (October 14th, 2021 | 3:27 pm):

As a result of a water-main break, water customers living on River Street are now under a boil-water advisory. The earliest this advisory can be lifted will be  Saturday, depending how quickly repairs proceed and a sample may be taken. We will post updates as more information is available.

Water system employees are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Estimated time of repair is before midnight tonight.

Boil-water advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. Detection of contamination requires analysis by an independent lab. For more information about what to do under a boil-water advisory, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the boil water advisory is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

Update 2: Edgewater Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Update as of 10/15, 9:41 a.m.: The Edgewater boil water advisory has been lifted. Lab tests detected no contamination in our sample. Thank you for your patience.

Update as of 10/14, 8:35 a.m.: Repairs are complete and water service has been restored. However, Edgewater Drive customers remain under a boil water advisory. A water sample is being collected and taken to an independent lab in Clarksburg for testing, a process that requires at least 24 hours to determine whether or not any contamination has occurred. The boil water advisory will therefore remain in place until at least noon on Friday.

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Water Outage in Much of South Elkins

There has been a major water-main break in the 200 block of Edgewater Drive.

As a result of this break, water customers living on Edgewater Drive are now under a boil-water advisory that can be expected to last for approximately the next 48 hours.

Work to repair this break will result in a widespread area of low or no water pressure in South Elkins. Water system employees are working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Boil-water advisories are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. Detection of contamination requires analysis by an independent lab. For more information about what to do under a boil-water advisory, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the boil water advisory is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

To keep up to date on these and similar announcements, please follow the following channels:

Now Accepting Nominations for “Extra Mile Heroes”

November 1 is Extra Mile Day, and Mayor Jerry Marco wants to hear nominations from the public.

According to Extra Mile America, the organization coordinating this program, the purpose of Extra Mile Day is to celebrate the capacity everyone has to create positive change in their families, organizations, and communities by “going the extra mile. On Extra Mile Day, mayors of more than 500 cities across the nation will recognize three individuals or organizations in their local areas that “go the extra mile” in volunteerism and service.

On this November 1, Elkins will be one of those cities. Please submit nominations for this recognition to Mayor Marco by email. Your email should include:

  • The nominee’s name (can be a person or an organization from the Elkins area)
  • Two-to-four sentences describing why this person/organization was selected as an extra-mile change maker

Please submit nominations no later than October 20. Email nominations to the mayor’s office by clicking here or get in touch using the contact information below.

Mayor’s Executive Secretary
Rachel Wickham
rwickham@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1110
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

 

9/28: S. Elkins Water Outage

Water system employees responding to broken service lines have closed valves in South Elkins until repairs can be completed. Customers throughout the circled area in the below map may have low or no pressure. Repairs may take as long as 6 hours.

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