Changes to Organizational Structure
As a result of recent actions by council, the city’s water and sanitary boards are now providing administrative oversight of the city’s water and sewer system operations. See below for more information about this new organizational structure:
- Water Board: Oversees the city’s water treatment and distribution system. Click here for more information.
- Sanitary Board: Oversees the city’s wastewater collection and treatment system. Click here for more information.
- Operations Department: Oversees trash collection, street repair, code enforcement, building permits and inspections, and maintenance and upkeep of city hall and other non-water/non-sewer buildings, facilities, and grounds. Click here for more information.
The city is also actively accepting applications for a new operations manager. Learn more and apply on this page.
City of Elkins May Be Ordered by the State to Take Over Water System in Whitmer
The water system in Whitmer, an unincorporated community in Randolph County, has been identified by the West Virginia Public Service Commission as a “failed utility.” Negotiations are under way between the Elkins Water Board and the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) […]Read More
UPDATE: Boil Water Near Lavallette LIFTED
Update as of 8/24, 8:19 a.m.: Boil Water Notice near Livingston, Lavallette, Taylor, 13th has been LIFTED. Lab testing found no contamination. =============================== Water system personnel are responding to a water leak in a service line in the 1400 block of Lavallette […]Read More
Elkins Water Board Recommends Emergency Rate Increase
The Elkins Water Board has recommended an emergency rate increase of 32 percent for city water customers, and the Elkins council could approve the increase as soon as September 15. This increase, which is essential for the utility to avoid insolvency in […]Read More
Elkins Water Plant Hosts EPA Workshop
Regulators from across the country gathered to learn about membrane treatment plants What makes for safe drinking water? Those in the water-treatment field know that the answer to this question can be something of a moving target. As scientific knowledge and treatment […]Read More
Leak Investigation near Children’s Home
Update at 6:32 a.m.: The leak has been isolated without affecting other customers. Barring failure of the valve to this line, it should be possible to proceed with repairs without an outage in the area. =========== Elkins Water Board employees are responding […]Read More
Water Plant Hosts Filtration Training
The Elkins Water Treatment Plant recently hosted a training session on membrane water filtration. The session, which was organized by the West Virginia Rural Water Association (WVRWA), was attended by water treatment operators from several counties as well as engineers from the […]Read More